‘Random act of violence’: Mandurah man given community service for punch that broke other man’s jaw

A MANDURAH man was ordered to complete community service after he was convicted of punching another man and breaking his jaw in an unprovoked attack on January 21.

The police prosecutor told the court that Harrison Bradley Cummins (26) was waiting at the taxi rank on Mandurah Terrace with a friend after 12.58am.

The victim approached Cummin’s friend and shook his hand.

Cummins punched the victim to the right side of his head fracturing his jaw.

On March 29, Cummins was arrested and taken to Mandurah Police Station.

Counsel for the accused told the court Cummins had been out drinking and had no recollection of his actions.

This was Cummin’s first conviction for sentencing purposes.

Magistrate Anne Longden described the attack as a “random act of violence”.

“It was one punch only, but it must have been quite a blow, it was quite severe,” she said.

“It’s concerning you do not recall the circumstances.

“The victim did not provoke you. There are issues you need to work on.”

She sentenced Cummins to a 12 month intensive supervision order with program and supervision requirements.

He will have to complete 150 hours of community service.

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