Mates celebrated|after assault

Adam Corey Webster (34) had pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm and common assault when he first appeared in court last year.

The police prosecutor told the court that Webster was taking part in Mad Monday (a traditionally Australian way to celebrate the end of the sporting season) on September 15, 2014.

Celebrations started at 10am and involved a pub crawl through Mandurah’s entertainment precinct.

The victims were near the Brighton Hotel, just after 5.30pm, when they were assaulted by Webster. He ran to the first man and punched him in the head.

He then moved on to the second victim and knocked him to the ground.

The victim was kicked by another man, who was not identified, while he lay injured on the floor. He was taken to Peel Health Campus with a broken nose and a fractured eye socket.

Webster and his teammates went into the hotel and continued their celebrations after the assault.

Counsel for the accused said Webster had drunk to excess on the day and thought the victims had made disparaging remarks about the clothes some members of the team were wearing.

Webster was given the opportunity to take part in the pre-sentence opportunity program (POP) before he was sentenced.

Magistrate Vivien Edwards said if Webster had not finished POP this year, she would have no choice but to sentence him to an immediate term of imprisonment.

Instead, she sentenced him to 12 months in prison, suspended for 12 months.