Man admits brutal assault on Front Street

A 31-year-old man pleaded guilty to a Front Street attack which was caught on video and circulated online.

Treadwell Smith, of Devonshire, pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm.

The video clip showed Smith land a barrage of punches on a man before he kicked him in the head as he lay on the sidewalk.

Magistrates’ Court heard that the victim was choked and thrown over a bench and struck several times by Smith before he was kicked.

Smith told the court that the violence was sparked by sexual comments made to him by the victim.

Smith added: “My behaviour was wrong.”

Magistrate Tyrone Chin deferred sentence until June 29 for reports on Smith.

Smith was released on $1,500 bail and ordered to have no contact with the complainant.

Smith was also fined a total of $550 and 13 points added to his driving licence for two unrelated traffic offences.

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