Teen admits assault charge

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AN 18 year old who attacked another man in a Skegness town centre night spot, admitted assault when he appeared before magistrates in the town.

Shaun John Woodward of Conningsby Close, Skegness, was said to have gone out drinking on the evening of February 11.

Andrew Drysdale, the victim of the assault, went to the LA Café after midnight and at around 1am went out onto the balcony for a cigarette where Woodward was already.

He said he couldn’t remember what was said but Woodward, who he had known for several years but had recently fallen out with, hit him causing a cut above his left eye.

A police officer on the street witnessed the incident and saw Woodward apparently kick Mr Drysdale three times when he was on the floor.

When he went into the LA Café he found Mr Drysdale unconscious on the floor.

Woodward was arrested and said Mr Drysdale had goaded him and had been swearing at him and had threatened his mother, so he lost his temper and punched and kicked him.

In mitigation, Mr Ian Benton said the injuries were relatively minor and there had been a degree of provocation.

The magistrates adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report from the Probation Service.