Video footage secures conviction

AN ASSAULT inside a local hotel last month has been proven in court using security footage of the incident.

Police have successfully had local man Brett Anthony May, 31, convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm in a Coffs Harbour pub on April 25.

Vision taken from the hotel’s closed circuit cameras showed he became involved in a verbal altercation with a man at about 9.30pm.

A short time later he walked into the beer garden put his drink on a table and punched the man to the head.

The victim suffered lacerations to the left side of his mouth and did not retaliate.

May was questioned over the incident and arrested by police three days later.

May was found guilty and fined $1000 plus $76 in court costs.

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