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Tilney All Saints man in King’s Lynn court after grabbing former friend’s throat and punching him

A 40-year-old who grabbed the throat of his former friend and punched him was given a restraining order.

Johnathan Dono, of Greens Lane in Tilney All Saints, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, where he was sentenced for assault by beating.

In a previous hearing, Dono admitted the offence, which took place on January 22 in Brandon.

Johnathan Dono appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday
Johnathan Dono appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday

The court heard that Dono had grabbed the victim by the throat and punched him.

The offence left the victim feeling “shocked, scared and annoyed”.

In mitigation, Alison Muir said that Dono was “very remorseful” for the offence and that himself and the victim were good friends.

The assault left the victim with bruises around his eye socket.

“He has lost a very good friend,” said Ms Muir.

Dono was handed an 18-month community order, which requires him tocomplete 100 hours of unpaid work and 30 rehabilitation activity days.

He will also pay £100 in compensation to the victim and was given a 12 month restaining order, meaning he cannot get in touch with the victim.

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