Man admits Christmas Day assaults

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A MAN who committed multiple assaults on Christmas Day has been ordered to pay £500 in damages.

Anthony Clifford Woodage, 28, of Mill Road, Lakenheath, pleaded guilty to three assaults when he appeared at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Prosecuting, Andrea Reynolds said that at around 3am on December 25 Woodage began arguing with his girlfriend, Agnieszka Duchnonska, about money she had sent to her family in Poland. Woodage pushed her and she fell backwards, hitting her head.

Friends Bartosz Rummel and Anna Kazinska asked Woodage to leave their house but he became aggressive. He pushed Miss Kazinska against a door and punched Mr Rummel in the face, causing his eye to swell and close. All of the victims were taken to hospital.

“I was overly drunk. I know I did wrong, I hurt three people,” said Woodage.

He was ordered to pay £125 in compensation to Mr Rummel, £75 to Miss Kazinska and a further £100 for damage to their house.

He was also fined £100, ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.