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Two Hastings men jailed for assault in which catapult was used

News   •   Jul 23, 2019 15:26 BST

(L to R) Gary Lee Field and Kevin William Barden

At Lewes Crown Court on Monday (22 July) two Hastings men were jailed after both had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to assaulting a 23-year-old man at an address in Ore.

Their victim was punched and hit on the thigh by a ball-bearing fired from a catapult. The incident arose out of domestic issues.

Builder Kevin William Barden, 41, of Deepdene Gardens, Hastings, and scaffolder Gary Lee Field, 29, of Firle Close, Hastings, both appeared for sentence before Her Honour Justice Janet Waddicor.

Barden received 17 months' imprisonment for assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Time spent on remand was to count when serving his sentence. Field received 14 months' imprisonment for ABH.

Charges against both men concerning criminal damage to an Audi car belonging to their victim were ordered to lie on file. Both men were each ordered to pay a £140 victim surcharge.

Author: Nigel Jarrett
Ref: SXP55088/2019

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