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Carer at special school in Lincolnshire 'kicked assault victim like a football'

By East Lindsey Target  |  Posted: October 03, 2012

Skegness Magistrates' Court

A CARER at a special school, kicked a man in the face "as if he was kicking a football" during an incident in Coningsby.

Stuart Gerard Bunn, of Deansleigh, Lincoln, a carer at the Kisimul School for children with autism and learning disabilities at Friesthorpe, admitted assaulting Stuart Page, causing him actual bodily harm on July 8.

Skegness magistrates heard that Mr Page became involved in an argument with another man at Charlie's Bar night club in Coningsby. The argument spilt out into the street outside and a fight ensued in which Mr Page was knocked to the ground.

While he was struggling to get up, Bunn, 24, ran across the road and kicked him forcibly in the face.

Witnesses said it was a 'full blown kick' and said it was if he was as if he was taking a goal kick or kicking a rugby ball.

Mr Page received a laceration to his lower left eyelid and damage to a tear duct. In mitigation, Asad Aziz said Bunn was a man of previous good character and emphasised that it was a single blow with no weapon involved.

The magistrates adjourned the case for a pre-sentence report from the Probation Service until October 23, but warned Bunn they had not ruled out sending him for sentence at the crown court.

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