A man left a resident with cuts and swelling to his face after he banged his head off a wall.

Karl Johnston, who lived in the identical supported lodging block because the sufferer, was caught on CCTV assaulting the male after the pair had argued the day prior to this.

During the assault, the 27-year-old punched the male within the ribs and banged his head off, leaving him with numerous accidents.

A court docket heard that Johnston then broken a wall and door by punching and kicking them respectively.

The sufferer suffered grazing and cuts to his proper cheek, swelling to his nostril and face, grazes to his again and painful ribs because of the assault.

Johnston, of Brunel Terrace, in Elswick, appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, the place he pleaded responsible to 1 depend of assault occasioning precise bodily hurt and one in all legal harm.

Prosecutor Ben Woodward mentioned Johnston and the sufferer lived in their very own rooms in the identical supported lodging block in West Denton on April 21 this 12 months.

The pair had argued the day prior to this and Johnston had gone to the male’s room to speak about it.

Mr Woodward continued: “The defendant has entered the room and hits the injured social gathering’s again against a door.

“The defendant then punched him within the ribs and banged his head off the wall.

“There was additionally harm induced by him punching the wall and kicking a door.”

The court docket was informed that Johnston had three convictions for battery from 2018 and one for legal harm in 2016.

Catherine Fowle, defending, mentioned Johnston suffered from psychological well being points and was himself susceptible.

She added: “He has difficulties. He’s acquired a assist bundle in place and he is as a consequence of transfer into non-public lodging.”

Deputy District Judge Helen Chapman adjourned the case till October 28 for the preparation of a Pre-Sentence Report.

In the meantime, Johnston was launched on conditional bail, the place he should not contact the sufferer or attend his handle.

Source: www.chroniclelive.co.uk


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