A Stroud man has been given a suspended sentence after an unprovoked assault where he used a victim’s shoe as a weapon.
William Davies, 51, of Bath Road, was found guilty of assaulting a man in Stroud on March 30.
During the unprovoked attack he dealt blows to the victim while he was on the ground, and used the victim’s trainer to inflict plain.
Davies pleaded not guilty on May 23 but was found guilty in his absence on August 14.
He was given a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 14 months at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court on August 16.
Davies also had to pay compensation of £200, a surcharge to fund victim services of £115 and costs of £200 to the Crown Prosecution Service.