Rugby player attacked by off-duty PCSO outside McDonald’s in Leeds train station.
Matthew Dove, along with another man, kicked and pushed the victim after he was asked to leave the fast-food joint. 27-year-old Dove pushed the player out of the restaurant before 29-year-old Daniel Hutchinson punched him. Officials show the CCTV footage of the incident to Leeds Crown Court. In the video, it was evident that the player was pushed again when he tried to get back up, which ended up him being unconscious.
It took place in the early hours of March 31st last year when the victim was asked to leave the restaurant. In the statement, he said that a previous assault had a negative effect on his mental health, and he was nervous about returning that state of mind. Dove has been suspended for two years, and he will be in prison for ten months. He has also been ordered to complete 250 hours of unpaid work, along with compensation paid to the victim of £1,000. He will also pay £204 in prosecution costs. Hutchinson was handed a 12-month community order and ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work.