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December 2, 2013
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Court hears ... Man punched for skipping line

A man accused of punching another male in his face because he complained when he skipped him in a line while they were at the Sutton Street Court, will stand trial next year.

On Friday when the matter was called up in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court, the accused, Patrick Gordon, pleaded not guilty to the offence.

He was charged with assault.

The court was told that on the day in question both men were at the courthouse when an argument developed.

According to the complainant, Gordon skipped the line and after he spoke to him about it, he allegedly threatened to shoot him.

The complainant said, "Your Honour, I went outside and him come and give me one big 'thump' ina mi face ..."

Gordon refuted those claims arguing, "... I was in the line, he wasn't there and I explained that I had asked someone to keep my space ... I acted in self defence... when I went outside he was running me down with a pen to stab me ..."

A fingerprint order was made against Gordon. He is to return to court on January 16.

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