Motorist admits kicking pensioner

Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Blackpool Magistrates Court.
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An elderly retired man was kicked in the back and knocked to the ground by a motorist during an incident at Layton.

Michael Hayes was then said to have kicked the pensioner again while he was on the ground, a court was told.

Hayes, 30, of Leaford Avenue, Layton, pleaded guilty to assault.

His case was adjourned for a Newton hearing on December 11 where evidence from both the prosecution and defence will be heard by Blackpool magistrates.

The court was told that the incident took place in Westcliffe Drive near Layton Institute on August 20.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, told magistrates that the victim said he was kicked in the back and knocked to the floor, before being kicked again while on the ground.

A witness also said the victim was kicked twice.

The prosecution did not accept the victim had been provocative or caused damage to the victim’s car.

Allan Cobain, defending, told the court his client said he kicked the victim just once.

Hayes also maintained his car was kicked by the
victim, causing £500 of damage.