Attacker apologises after assault on tragic victim

Pictured is Joshua Blount, 28, of Lea Court, Worksop, who pleaded guilty to assault during a Chesterfield magistrates' court hearing.

Pictured is Joshua Blount, 28, of Lea Court, Worksop, who pleaded guilty to assault during a Chesterfield magistrates' court hearing.

A remorseful offender has apologised after he struck a man who sadly died of natural causes just days later.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, February 10, how Joshua Blount had been at a get-together at a home on Holmefield Road, Whitwell, with others when he attacked 39-year-old Karl Pendleton and fled the property.

Prosecuting solicitor Michael Treharne explained Mr Pendleton, of Worksop, passed away four days later but a post mortem report confirmed he died of natural causes and the assault had not contributed to his death.

 

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