Family troubles lead to assault

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man punched his cousin in the face after throwing him out of a Lytham pub.

Lee Humphreys became angry after his cousin had a go at his father in the Ship and Royal.

Humphreys, 35, of Agnew Street, Lytham, admitted assaulting his cousin.

He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay compensation of £50 to his cousin plus £85 costs and £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Jackie Garratt, said the victim went up to a police officer on May 4 at midnight and said: “My cousin has just smacked me.”

The cousin was taken to hospital where he had a head wound glued.

Howard Green, defending, said the cousin had had a great deal to drink when for some reason he turned on Humphreys father.

The defence added that when Humphreys intervened his cousin hit him.

Humphreys only hit his cousin once, but he accepted he should have walked away.

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