Man ordered to pay �5k court bill after assault in Tesco car park, March

A MAN has been ordered to pay �5,000 in fines, compensation and costs after an assault in a Tesco car park left his victim with a fractured eye socket.

James Dean, 52, of Creek Road, March, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court where he was found guilty following a four-day trial.

Dean attacked his victim on January 21 last year outside the supermarket’s Hostmoor Avenue branch in March.

He jumped out of his Mercedes Sprinter van and approached the 60-year-old man, sitting in his Mitsubishi truck, before dragging him out of the vehicle and assaulting him.

The victim was taken to the Edith Cavell Hospital in Peterborough for treatment for his severe eye injury and cuts to the head.


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Dean handed himself into police later that day. He has now been sentenced to a �1,500 fine and ordered to pay �1,500 compensation and �2,000 in costs.

Det Con Jon Edwards said: “This was a nasty assault which left the victim needing hospital treatment and I hope the sentence provides him with some comfort.”

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