Kick to the head over a place to sleep

JAY Bedford, who kicked another man so hard he left him with a concussion, has been sentenced to 299 days in jail and two years probation.

The 30-year-old pleaded guilty in Maryborough District Court to assault, wilful damage and three counts of breaching reporting requirements under the Child Protection Act.

Crown prosecutor Jessica Eldridge said the Maryborough man and two others had tried to stay at a friend's home in Pallara while the house was being looked after by a neighbour on August 9 last year.

An argument erupted when the neighbour told them only one of the men was welcomed by the owner.

When the neighbour tried to return to the home, he tripped and Bedford and another man began to kick him multiple times, leaving the victim with a cut over the eye, bruises and a concussion.

In a separate incident Bedford, who is listed on the Child Protection Register after assaulting a girl on a Gympie bus in 2007, took two teenage girls to confront a woman at her home after she called the girls derogatory names. While there Bedford shook the door so hard he bent it.

Defence barrister Paul Rutledge said Beford had an intellectual impairment and problems with memory retention.

He said he had been undergoing treatment from a psychologist.

"A report has not identified any risk of harm (to the community)," he said.

Judge Michael Noud sentenced him to 299 days prison for the assault, which have already been served.

He was also sentenced to six months parole with immediate release for breaching a suspended sentenced and two years probation for the wilful damage.



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