Kannan Siva, defending, said his client was a troubled young man who was making continued efforts to be a better man and who had pleaded guilty to affray straight away.And just how did he ‘not set out to injure the man’?
"He did not set out to injure this man," Mr Siva said.
A teenager with a vendetta against a doorman who threw him out of a club pulled a hammer on him in a busy shopping centre.Ah. Right. That’ll do it, every time…
"At 5pm the complainant had finished work and was walking through the sovereign shopping centre," Mr Humphries told the court.Still, first offence, maybe?
"The defendant got in his face and said 'Let's do it now'.
"The complainant pushed Hood away and he landed on the floor.
"The defendant got up and swung at him and there was a fight with a lot of shouting.
"The defendant was trying to walk away from the situation but the defendant pulled a hammer out of a black rucksack.
Bristol Crown Court heard that Hood had a previous conviction which involved using a hammer to frighten another young man.*sigh*
And one conviction for assault causing actual bodily harm when he head-butted a player who tackled him during a game of football.