Elveden: Man sentenced for disco assault at Centre Parcs

Jealous man sentenced for Center Parcs attack

A JEALOUS man who assaulted a man after accusing him of dancing with his wife in a disco at the Center Parcs holiday complex in Elveden has been ordered to do 120 hours unpaid work in the community.

Glenn Hardcastle, 25, of Grays, Essex, had denied assaulting 20-year-old Joshua Lamb by beating, but was found guilty after a trial at Ipswich Crown Court earlier this month.

Sentencing was adjourned until yesterday for a pre-sentence report.

In addition to ordering Hardcastle to carry out the unpaid work, Judge David Goodin also ordered him to pay Mr Lamb �300 compensation.

He also ordered Hardcastle to pay �200 costs and to abide by a curfew for 12 weeks.

Sentencing him, Judge Goodin said that Hardcastle had been jealous because someone had been paying attention to his partner.

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“You thought she was your property.

“You snapped and came out looking for a fight,” he added.

Hardcastle had also denied unlawfully inflicting grievous bodily harm on one of Mr Lamb’s friends, Adam St Quintin, and was found not guilty of this offence after he claimed he was acting in self-defence. During the trial the court heard that Mr Lamb and four friends had gone to the disco after having some drinks at their villa.

As Mr Lamb and his friends left the disco just after midnight, Hardcastle, who was at the disco with his partner and their children, had remonstrated with Mr Lamb, before pushing or punching him several times, causing him to fall to the ground.

George Papageorgis, for Hardcastle, said that his client was a doting father to his children and had received the offer of a job.