Cyclist left bloodied after punch in face

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A man believed a cyclist was staring at him and thumped him in the mouth.

Daniel Geoghegan’s victim had to be taken to hospital because blood was gushing from a cut in his mouth.

He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay compensation of £100 to his victim plus £85 costs with £15 victims’ surcharge by magistrates.

The court heard a man got off his bike on Carshalton Road on July 6 and the defendant said: “You’re lucky I don’t thump you.”

The cyclist told him to get lost and Geoghegan punched him in the mouth.

Kathryn Jamieson-Sinclair, defending, said her client had mental health problems.

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