Boy bashed but it was the wrong one



THE Rockhampton Magistrates Court heard a boy had been mistakenly bashed as he waited to be picked up from a Rockhampton shopping centre.

Police prosecutor Calvin Gnech said the boy, of unknown age, had been waiting at a bus stop when Colin Warren Von Senden, 17, of Berserker Street, North Rockhampton, had approached him on August 25.

Von Senden punched and kicked the boy, causing swelling to an eye and cheek, and chipping a tooth.

Constable Gnech said the boy did not fight back and while he knew Von Senden, he had no idea what had provoked the attack.

Von Senden pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm, breaching bail and contravening a requirement.

Defence solicitor Peter Sorensen said it was a case of mistaken identity. He said Von Senden had had an altercation with a person and had mistaken the boy for that person and he was drunk.

He was ordered to undergo 12 months' probation, another anger management course and to pay $300 to the victim.



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