Teenager’s attacker escapes jail

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man has walked free from court after punching a teenager in a booze-fuelled attack.

Christopher Dickson, 22, of London Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to assaulting the 15-year-old boy.

The teenage victim was walking along Talbot Road at 1am on December 29, when Dickson came up and asked if he had a cigarette.

The boy said he did not and Dickson punched him once in the face.

When interviewed by police Dickson said he had drunk seven cans of beer, seven Jagermeisters and three or four vodkas.

Blackpool magistrates sentenced him to two months in prison, suspended for 12 months, plus one year’s supervision and ordered him to pay compensation of £250 to his victim.

Dickson also agreed to an electronically monitored curfew for three months from 8pm to 6am.

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