Teenager bitten during fight with man
A 31-YEAR-OLD Weston man has admitted biting a teenager during a fight.
Shane Webber, of Hildesheim Close, left the 16-year-old with a bite mark on his hip and several other injuries after the fight last November. The boy cannot be named as he is under 18.
The pair wrestled on the ground after Webber refused to leave the boy’s home following a row between him and the boy’s mother, magistrates at North Somerset Courthouse were told on Monday.
Kellie Marshall, prosecuting, said: “They pushed each other, punches were exchanged and they wrestled on the floor.”
The teenager was left with a black eye, a reddened cheek and neck as well as a bite mark on his hip. Webber was hurt as well.
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Karen Jones, defending, said Webber, on reflection, realised he should have left the house when he was told to.
She said: “My client accepts that, looking at this again, he wished he had dealt with this another way.”
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Nasor Ali, chair of the bench, sentenced Webber to 120 hours’ unpaid community work to be carried out within 12 months.
He also ordered the teenager be paid �100 compensation and Webber to pay �85 costs after admitting one charge of assault by beating.