Skegness man broke friend’s cheek bone in bar over shaved pubic hair prank

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A Skegness man attacked a friend who had shaved off all his pubic hair in a drunken prank the previous night, Skegness Magistrates Court has been told.

James Patrick Hill, 24, of Alma Avenue, admitted assaulting Matthew Dickinson and causing him actual bodily harm.

Nick Todd, prosecuting, said that on the evening of June 29, Hill, Mr Dickinson and another man went on a drunken night out in Skegness and ended up at Mr Dickinson’s home.

The third man left but at some time, in a drunken prank, Mr Dickinson shaved the pubic hair of Hill. He said Hill went home amicably in the morning but after he got home he went out and found Mr Dickinson at Grand Central in Grand Parade, punched him in the face breaking a cheek bone and pushed him down some stairs.

Mitigating, Dave Clapham said Hill passed out on the sofa, then woke up and left in the morning.

When he got home, he got in the shower and then he realised what had happened.

Mr Clapham said that whether or not there was consent at the time, there was an inability to consent, because of his drunken state.

He said Hill then went to see Mr Dickinson to ask him what had happened and had lost his temper and punched him.

After standing the case down for a report from the Probation Service, the magistrates sentenced Hill to a six months prison sentence suspended for two years together with 12 months supervision and 150 hours of unpaid work for the community.

He was also ordered to pay £400 compensation to the victim.