Man admits Kettering town centre attack

He's been given a conditional discharge

Monday, 15th March 2021, 5:14 pm
Northampton Magistrates' Court.

A thug has admitted knocking a man out in a Kettering town centre attack.

Peter Burnham, 31, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm after the incident in Horsemarket.

He punched his victim, who he didn't know, at about 4.10am on November 2, 2019.

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It knocked his victim out and left him with a cut lip.

Burnham, of Jericho House in Oundle, admitted assault before magistrates in Northampton earlier this month.

Magistrates sentenced him to a 12-month conditional discharge - meaning he will not face further punishment as long as he commits no more offences in the next 12 months.

Burnham was ordered to pay compensation of £150, costs of £85 and a surcharge to fund victim services of £20.

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