In Parramatta District Court, Sydney Criminal Lawyers® obtained a ‘section 10’ (no conviction) for a 21 year old security guard who punched a soccer fan in the face resulting in a broken nose and extensive bruising.
The incident occurred during a tense match between the Western Wanderers and Sydney FC.
A patron ran onto the ground and security guards followed.
Our client attempted to jump over the fence onto the playing field to join the other guards, but felt the complainant holding his foot. It was claimed that the complainant was just trying to help our client over the fence.
Our client turned and punched the man in the face causing extensive injuries requiring hospitalisation and surgery.
The case is an example that ‘section 10’ is available despite serious injuries being occasioned.