Bristol Crown Court was told driver Stuart Brown was parked in Marconi Close, Weston-super-Mare, when the ball struck his vehicle. When he remonstrated...Oh, yeah. You just know where this is going...
...Lawrence Taylor punched him, before a later altercation in which Taylor struck Matthew Norton with his mum's walking aid.A crutch, that'd be.
Taylor, 29, of Sunnyside Avenue, Weston-super-Mare, pleaded guilty to common assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in October last year. Judge Michael Roach handed him a 12-month community order, involving 12 months' supervision and a four-month curfew in which he must stay at home from 8pm to 7am.Because you can't go around hitting strangers with your mum's crutch between the hours of 8pm and 7am. Outside of those times, it's presumably perfectly fine.
Robyn Rowland, defending, said his client had had a troubled early life and had turned to cannabis use to address resultant problems.That worked out well, then!
He told the court Taylor had become a father and was engaging with social services to prove he wasn't a threat either to his partner or baby.GAH!
Taylor's goal was to stop using cannabis as it wasn't helpful for him or the relationship he wanted with his family, the court heard.Is it a goal he stands any chance of reaching?