One punch broke man’s nose

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A MAN charged into his former partner’s kitchen and attacked one of her long term friends, breaking his nose with a single punch.

David Sharman (53), of Banks Avenue, Spalding, was ordered to pay £100 compensation to his victim, Clayton Gilks, when he appeared 
in court for sentence on Thursday and handed a restraining order banning him from contacting his ex-partner, Lynne Russell, and Mr Gilks until further notice.

Sharman is also barred from going within 50 metres of Mrs Russell’s home in Holyrood Walk, Spalding.

He was also given a year-long community order with supervision and must pay £250 costs.

Solicitor Mark Hudson, mitigating, said Sharman had denied punching Mr Gilks – saying he actually kicked his stool from underneath him – but the district judge at the previous hearing found he had punched Mr Gilks.

Mr Hudson said: “He has to accept the findings of the court on the last occasion.”

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said Mr Gilks’ nose was broken in a straight line and didn’t need further hospital treatment.

Miss Ritson said Sharman carried out the attack without saying anything and Mrs Russell said in her statement she was very shocked because Mr Gilks had done nothing wrong.