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Violent attack left victim with head injuries
A TEENAGER carried out a violent attack after seeing his girlfriend leave a Basingstoke nightclub with another man.
Miles Paige, 19, punched Matt Donaldson before kicking him in the head while he lay on the ground, a court heard.
The victim refused medical treatment that night but went to Basingstoke hospital the following afternoon, where he had a 4cm “skin-flap” wound on his scalp glued back together.
Paige, of no fixed abode, was in the dock at Winchester Crown Court, having admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm on the first day of trial.
The court heard the attack came after Paige’s then girlfriend Nicole Standivan left Wonderland nightclub, in Churchill Way, with Mr Donaldson, in early hours of November 2 last year.
Paige, who had also been at the nightclub, caught up with Mr Donaldson near Basingstoke railway station, and punched him in the face, said prosecutor Michael Butt.
He added: “The defendant returned moments later to resume his attack which he did by repeatedly punching him to the face and the head, such that Mr Donaldson fell to the floor.
“The defendant aimed and contacted by use of a kick to the side of Mr Donaldson’s head, which was described by a witness as a full-pelt kick.”
Paige was arrested while Mr Donaldson, who had lost consciousness while on the ground, was seen by paramedics who struggled to keep him still. Both men had been drinking, the court heard.
Francisca Da Costa, defending, said that Paige was “slowly learning to consider his boundaries” for excessive drinking and “low-level drug use”.
She added that Miss Standivan had left Wonderland when she saw Paige dancing with another girl.
Judge Michael Vere-Hodge handed Paige a 12-month community order, with supervision, a three-month curfew requirement on Friday and Saturday nights and 80 hours unpaid work.
He told Paige: “To get involved in this kind of public violence and to kick somebody on the ground, whatever the state of your intoxication, is very serious. You could easily have been charged with a more serious offence.”
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