Ordered to pay £2,500 in compensation after ‘nasty assault’

Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.
Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.

A 41-year-old man was ordered to pay over £2,500 in compensation last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for dental work needed by a man he assaulted.

No details of the offence were opened at last week’s court.

A barrister representing Woods said it was a fairly nasty incident but his client had no previous record.

He added that his client was in a position to pay by card for any compensation.

A public prosecutor indicated that the cost of two implants came to £2,415 and there was a bill of £106 for professional services.

District Judge, Mrs Bernie Kelly, ordered Woods to pay £2,521 compensation.

Later in the court when it was confirmed the amount had been paid she imposed a conditional discharge for two years.

She said it was a serious offence which normally would attract a much higher penalty but she would take into account the amount of compensation he had paid.