Local News & Archive — July 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm — Updated: July 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm

Rhyl labourer spared jail for attacking disabled man

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A Rhyl labourer convicted of attacking a disabled man in a toilet has walked free from court.

But Kane Mitchell was told to pay £1,000 compensation to his victim, whose prosthetic leg was left damaged after the assault. Mitchell (23) had denied the attack but was found guilty by a jury.

Mold Crown Court heard the disabled man suffered flashbacks and sleeping problems after the assault, which left him feeling very nervous about going him. He had been struck three times and had to pay £875 to replace his prosthetic leg.

The defence said Mitchell, of Millbank Road, was due to start voluntary work abroad in September. He felt he could compensate the victim if he was allowed his liberty.

Sentencing him, Judge Nic Parry said Mitchell’s actions were those of a bully and that he should have pleaded guilty. He had carried out a sustained attack which the disabled man had to relive in court, but he had been fortunate because he was given a chance.

Mitchell’s eight-month jail term was suspended for a year. He must also observe an overnight curfew for three months and carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

 

Source: Rhyl Journal

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