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COMMUNITY ORDER: Man who broke another mans jaw in Watford given community order

 Published on: 7th June 2022   |   By: Court Reporter   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man who threw a single punch breaking another man’s jaw, has been given a community order when he appeared at St Albans crown court today (Tuesday, June 7.)

Alfie Dolling had been out with friend in the town centre area of Watford when the stranger spat on one of them, followed by a claim that he had coronavirus.

Dolling leapt over a fence to confront the man before landing a single blow which shattered his jaw.

Today, (Tuesday, June 7) 22 year old Dolling pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm on the man on the evening of April 16 last year.

Judge Sandeep Kainth hearing the case was told it was around 9pm when Dolling of Courtenay Avenue, Harrow was out with friend in a service road by Wellstones in the town centre.

A stranger approached the group and the court was told spat at one of Dolling’s friends, saying at the same time that he had “coronavirus.”

Prosecutor Janaka Siriwaodena said Dolling climbed over a fence to get to the man and on reaching him delivered the single punch.

The court was told he left the scene, but was subsequently identified through cctv.

Judge Kainth was told the victim had suffered a broken jaw in his left side and had undergone surgery during which a steel plate was inserted.

Dolling who represented himself told court today: “I feel very bad for what I have done.”

He said he hadn’t intended to harm anyone and he had acted without thinking.

“All I can do now is try and learn a lesson from it,” he told the judge.

Judge Kainth sentenced Dolling to an 18 month community order and ordered he carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

In addition he was told he must pay his victim £750 compensation.

The judge told Dolling: “Stay on the straight and narrow – you are so, so young. But I have every confidence you are never going to appear before the courts again.”

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