Man jailed for street as­sault

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

A MAN who “king hit” an­other man on the jaw out­side a Fre­man­tle restau­rant was sen­tenced to 10 months prison when he ap­peared in Fre­man­tle Mag­is­trates Court.

Jar­rad Wil­liam Nash (21) was found guilty of as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing bod­ily harm af­ter a mag­is­tra­teonly trial last week.

On Jan­uary 3 at 4.20am the vic­tim, Jeremy Fraser Lauedr, had just left Met­ros night­club in Fre­man­tle and was walk­ing up South Ter­race when an al­ter­ca­tion oc­curred out­side San­drino Cafe and Pizze­ria.

A co-ac­cused, who was found guilty of com­mon as­sault, had an ar­gu­ment with the vic­tim. The vic­tim stum­bled back and once he re­gained his foot­ing, ap­proached Nash.

Nash then struck Mr Lauedr, who fell, and as he was try­ing to stand up and re­gain his foot­ing Nash ‘king hit’ him in the jaw.

Mr Lauedr fell back­yards, hit­ting his head on the pave­ment and was knocked un­con­scious for 10 min­utes be­fore an am­bu­lance ar­rived.

The vic­tim was placed in an in­duced coma for about 48 hours. He split his head from the back and re­quired four sta­ples.

Nash ad­mit­ted to the as­sault and caus­ing bod­ily harm. His de­fence was the as­sault was out of self­de­fence or provo­ca­tion.

In a video in­ter­view with po­lice, which was shown in court, Nash said he hit him be­fore the vic­tim punched him first.

The pros­e­cu­tion pre­sented CCTV footage which showed the as­sault.

Mag­is­trate Peter Malone said he re­jected the claim Nash acted in self-de­fence or provo­ca­tion.

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