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Cononley man is sentenced for punching teenager
7:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A 47-year-old father who punched a teenager after he refused to stop swinging on his gate has been ordered to pay him compensation.
Barker, who had no previous convictions, originally denied assault, but changed his plea to guilty.
Sentencing was adjourned from July for reports, but because Barker had a medical condition that was unlikely to improve for some months, a report was not possible. Magistrates decided to go-ahead with sentencing and ordered Barker to pay compensation of £260 to his victim.