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Man Handed Suspended Sentence After Attack

Friday November 15 2013


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


A BARNSLEY man who kicked his victim in the face twice has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Mark Aaron Bligh, 27, who also punched Joshua Sanders, was given a 14-week prison sentence, suspended for a year, at Barnsley Magistrates' Court.

Bligh was accused by District Judge John Foster of having a problem controlling his temper.

Mr Foster said: "You chose to kick this man on the side of the head. The attack might have resulted in greater injury.

"It seems to me that you think about yourself first and others a distant last."

Tim Warburton, prosecuting, said Bligh, of Greenhill Avenue, Honeywell, had lent Mr Sanders £50 three or four months earlier.

He said: "Mr Bligh felt angry about not being paid back and about Mr Sanders winding him up.

"His emotions intensified when he saw Mr Sanders on some steps near Asda."

Jack Danaher, defending, said Bligh and Mr Sanders 'more or less bumped into each other' on the day of the attack.

He said: "Mr Sanders had been winding up Mr Bligh and smirked at him when they met near the Asda. Mr Sanders did not need treatment at hospital.

"There has been no trouble between them since the attack and Mr Bligh has changed and settled down."

Bligh, who admitted assault, was ordered to pay £200 in compensation to Mr Sanders, to do 120 hours of unpaid work, to pay £85 in costs and a victim surcharge of £80.

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Reply Posted by .. on Friday November 15 2013 at 16:10
ha the little divvy deserved it...he gos round terrorising other ppl n he been locked up for threatening sum 1 with a fire arm n he got let off with tht. bit ov pay bk...

Reply Posted by licl me on Saturday November 16 2013 at 15:34
He deserves to get more than a 14 week sentence for kickin another human in the face he could have killed him how inhuman Is it to kick another person in the face sick sick people walkin the streets of Barnsley people need to sort there heads and learn how to act in a socialised environment or be locked up

Reply Posted by chopper on Saturday November 16 2013 at 16:33
That's very true. The sentence given was a paltry insult! Disgusting! They guy could have been blinded or killed! Its time the judges started putting themselves in the victims shoes. How would he like it? Disgusting!

Reply Posted by lol on Tuesday November 19 2013 at 08:42
Guess he was on a roof rage from all dreads he takes he a jumped up little dick ed who thinks he hard but when boots on other foot n he owes other people money he goes into hidin think he needs to stop smokin all that crack the dirty junkie shud av been given time or math coz he grasses some1 up probably y he got away with it

Reply Posted by sid the man on Tuesday November 19 2013 at 08:42
the moral of the story is dont lend money out times are getting harder you wont get paid back also watch your property dunt get burgled from druggies

Reply Posted by /\/\/\ on Tuesday November 19 2013 at 08:44
Ment to say roid rage typical predictive txt

Reply Posted by merr on Tuesday November 19 2013 at 09:44
Mark bly is a proper grassin little heroin addict who MCs about mcat haha