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No prison for assault
10:00am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A man has avoided jail after he beat a 13-year-old boy unconscious.
James Butler attacked the teenager in South Bar, Banbury, because he believed the group he was with had thrown an orange at his van.
The 21-year-old, from Southend-on-Sea, admitted punching his victim six times.
He was given a 10-month prison sentence yesterday, suspended for two years, with 12 months of supervision, a thinking skills programme and 120 hours of unpaid work at Oxford Crown Court for assault causing actual bodily harm.