Muay Thai fighter convicted over assault at Bathurst McDonald's

A MAN who assaulted another man at a McDonald’s restaurant has been ordered to undertake community service.

Jay William Moses, a Muay Thai fighter of Long Point Road at Mullion Creek, appeared before Magistrate Williams earlier this month.

Police facts tendered to the court said that Moses and the victim had both been at the Oxford Hotel between 12.30am and 3.30am on Sunday, May 27 and had crossed paths several times.

There were a number of verbal arguments between the pair, however, no physical altercations took place.

About 3.30am the same day Moses was at Bathurst McDonald’s when the victim and his friends arrived at the restaurant.

Moses said “what’s your problem?” and proceeded to push the victim backwards using both hands.

The victim pushed back, prompting the accused to retaliate. He punched the victim several times to the face and kicked him to the legs.

The victim attempted to break off the fight by walking backwards away from the accused, however, Moses followed and continued striking the victim with punches and pushes.

In an attempt to protect himself the victim held up his hands to his face and began to fight back before attempting to escape the fight by turning his back on the accused and walking in the opposite direction.

Moses removed his shirt and followed the victim approached him from behind and continued to punch and push the victim to the side of the head.

He then grabbed hold of the victim and tripped him over. With the victim on his back Moses stood over him, threatening to punch him.

A member of the public stepped in and broke up the fight.

Moses then walked over to another man standing nearby and began celebrating, hugging the man and viewing footage of the incident on another woman’s phone.

Police arrived and spoke to the victim who had blood on his left ear, a bleeding lip and swelling to the right side of his face.

Police located Moses and saw he had blood on his knuckles and small lacerations.

He was arrested but declined to be interviewed by officers.

References tendered to the court said the accused’s behaviour at the restaurant had been out of character.

Moses was convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service. He was also ordered to report to Probation and Parole.

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