Kicked during street attack

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A MAN had to go to hospital following a street attack in which he was punched and kicked as he walked home with his partner and her mum.

Alan Wallace had left Sainsbury’s in Bourne and reached the junction of Thyme Avenue and Tarragon Way when Adam Towers set about him in revenge for a family matter.

Hugh Cauthery, prosecuting, said Towers kicked Mr Wallace’s shopping bags out of his hand, pushed him into a lamp post and pushed him to the side of the head, causing him to fall to the ground.

Mr Cauthery said Towers kicked Mr Wallace to the side of his body three of four times, kicked him twice more to the side of the body and punched him to the temple.

He said Mr Wallace was taken to Peterborough City Hospital and treated for a cut eyelid – which had to be glued and held together with strips.

Mr Wallace also had a lump on the top of his head and there was a suggestion of a cracked rib which he was told would sort itself out.

His £150 mobile phone was also broken in the attack.

Towers (31), of Burghley Court, Bourne, originally pleaded not guilty to assault but changed his plea and a hearing was held for magistrates to hear evidence from witnesses.

At Tuesday’s resumed hearing, he was ordered to pay £250 compensation to Mr Wallace, given a nine-month community order and ordered to pay £100 costs.

Solicitor Daven Naghen, mitigating, said: “He is very ashamed to find himself in court having tried to turn his life around.”

He said Towers, who suffers from schizophrenia, had committed no further offences since the assault in December.

Mr Naghen said: “He has acted quite impulsively on one occasion.”

The alleged incident that sparked the attack cannot be reported for legal reasons.