Fine for hockey stick at­tack

Melville Times - - News -

A HIGH school teacher who used a hockey stick to smash a wind­screen and as­sault an­other man has blamed a ‘”per­sonal is­sue”. Joseph Pinto pleaded guilty at Fre­man­tle Mag­is­trate Court to charges of crim­i­nal dam­age, un­law­ful as­sault and car­ry­ing an ar­ti­cle with in­tent to cause fear. On Fri­day, Au­gust 24, in Park­wood, Joseph and the vic­tim met to dis­cuss a per­sonal is­sue. Af­ter a dis­cus­sion, Joseph went to his car and took out a hockey stick. He hit the vic­tim on the arms and legs and pro­ceeded to smash the vic­tim’s car wind­screen. The as­sault took place near a play­ground with chil­dren present. The next day he pre­sented him­self to a po­lice sta­tion. Joseph was or­dered to pay up to $3800 in fines by the court on Septem­ber 11. Joseph’s lawyer ap­plied suc­cess­fully for a spent con­vic­tion due to his pro­fes­sion as a high school science teacher.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.