Littleport Man Who Was Attacked When He Attempted To Diffuse Argument Is Awarded Compensation

PUBLISHED: 16:19 13 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 04 May 2010

A MAN knocked unconscious when he tried to diffuse an incident in Littleport town centre back in 2007 has been awarded £750 compensation. Andrew South needed a total of five stitches to two head wounds after the fracas which left him unable to work for fi

A MAN knocked unconscious when he tried to diffuse an incident in Littleport town centre back in 2007 has been awarded £750 compensation.

Andrew South needed a total of five stitches to two head wounds after the fracas which left him unable to work for five weeks, Ely magistrates were told.

Two years ago, Adam Czynszak was convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm after he failed to attend his trial.

This week he was brought into court for sentencing. The former Littleport man had admitted causing more than £1,000-worth of criminal damage during the fracas, smashing windows at the village hall, Neals Furnishers and damaging a car.

"Police received a call via ambulance control to say Andrew South had been bottled by someone," said prosecutor Paul Brown. "Police found Adam Czynszak crouching in the road with blood on his hands."

Earlier in the evening Czynszak had got involved with a group of people in the street, asking about nuisance phone calls he had received. Mr South tried to get him away from the group, and was punched from behind.

"He delivered one single punch, knocking Mr South to the ground," said solicitor Michael Judkins.

Czynszak, 23, now of Church Street, Slough, was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work, and pay £200 compensation for the damage he caused, and £250 costs.

"Mr South had tried to diffuse the situation and was assaulted in the process," said presiding magistrate Harvey Harrison.

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