Dad hit out after son said he’d been hurt

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A father-of-five punched a man who he believed had hit his son after the boy climbed on a unstable wall.

Kevin Firth, 35, of Platt Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to assault, being drunk and disorderly and breaching a conditional discharge.

Steven Townley, defending, said Firth’s son ran back home crying and screaming and said a man had whipped him with a wire.

Firth lifted up the boy’s T-shirt and saw a welt on his skin.

The matter of an assault on the boy was now being investigated by the police.

Firth was ordered to pay his victim £100 compensation and fined £180 with a £100 court charge, £20 victims’ surcharge plus £100 costs by District Judge Andrew Jebb sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.