A man who karate kicked a fellow resident in a communal living area has been ordered to undertake compulsory treatment for his mental illness.
Daniel Clinton Fitzgerald, 39, kicked another man in the face "karate style" about 6am on August 20 at an Oxford St house in Palmerston North.
Fitzgerald said he acted because the other man was making a noise and disturbing residents.
In the Palmerston North District Court on Thursday Fitzgerald was convicted on one charge of common assault and subjected to a compulsory treatment order.
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