A drunken camper suffered serious injuries after he was attacked by the enraged owner of the new tent he damaged.
The victim suffered a broken wrist, multiple fractures to his face around his ear cheek and eye, bruising and swelling, grazes, cuts and bruising on his back and torso.
John David Webby, 22, yesterday pleaded guilty injuring his victim with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm at Tongaporutu Domain on December 29.
The police summary, not read in court, says Webby and his two mates were camping in the Tongaporutu Domain in December.
The victim walked into the tent and stumbled, falling over and putting a tiny hole through the wall of the tent.
Webby became enraged, pushed him outside the tent, yelling abuse at him. As the victim lay on his back on the ground Webby kneeled over him punching him in the head and face for several minutes. His victim did not fight back.
Webby admitted the attack to police, saying he lost the plot when his victim put a hole in his new $400 tent.
Yesterday, Judge Allan Roberts sentenced Webby to 18 months' jail and gave him his first warning under the three strikes legislation.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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