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Tilston teen given community order after punching man on night out

Connor Williams sentenced for the attack in Chester

Chester Magistrates Court

A teenager from Tilston chipped a man’s tooth when he punched him on a drunken night out.

Connor Williams, of Wynter Lane, was given a community order for the attack on Anders Lang when he appeared before Chester Magistrates Court Wednesday (December 2).

Eighteen-year-old Williams earlier pleaded guilty to assault by beating.

The court heard that Mr Lang was making his way into the city centre after attending a gathering at the university on the night of October 24 when he saw two males sitting on a wall on Garden Lane.

Rob Youds, prosecuting, told magistrates Mr Lang said Williams walked over to him in an ‘aggressive’ manner and punched him in the face.

Mr Lang sustained a lump to his forehead, a chipped front tooth and a cut lip.

Williams was arrested and told police when he was interviewed it had been a ‘messy night’.

Defending, Becky Hay said he explained to officers that he was ‘extremely intoxicated’.

While Williams has limited recollection of what happened, Ms Hay said, he has not disputed the facts put forward by the victim and is ‘disappointed’ in himself for having to appear before the court.

She said: “He is essentially a young man who was intoxicated and has reacted extremely badly to a situation in a way that he would say is extremely out of character for him.

“He wants to apologise the victim.

“He accepts that alcohol was involved and knows that is something he should be careful about in the future.”

Magistrates made Williams the subject of a 12-month community order and a four-week electronically-monitored curfew from 7pm to 6am.

He was also ordered to pay £85 towards Crown Prosecution Service costs, a £60 victim surcharge, a £150 criminal court charge and £100 compensation.

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