THE brutal bashing of a man who was left bleeding heavily in Wagga has resulted in three people being sentenced to 12-month intensive corrections orders.
Kane Flanagan, 30, of Kooringal and Stacie Alice Reynolds, 29, of Ganmain appeared in Wagga Local Court on Monday after pleading guilty to one count each of assault occasioning actual bodily harm while in company.
A third person, Timothy Ian Price, 30, of Mount Austin, had pleaded guilty to the same charge and was sentenced in May.
Court documents state that hours before the bashing on February 10, the offenders, the victim and others had been drinking "a copious amount of alcohol" together at The Sporties Hotel.
Later that night, the victim and another female left and went to Baylis Street. He then called a taxi for himself and waited on the corner of Fitzmaurice and Johnson streets.
A short time later, a Suzuki Swift stopped near him and Flanagan, Price and Reynolds got out of the car and ran towards him while yelling abusive words.
The trio then started punching and kicking the victim in the stomach and back, causing him to slump forward on the roadway.
Flanagan threw a glass bottle that smashed the victim's left side of his head, causing it to bleed profusely. Flanagan also threatened the victim, yelling: "You're a dead man, you better watch out."
Reynolds at one point sat on the victim and punched his face.
The brutal bashing finally stopped when a taxi driver came to help. She stood over the victim and pushed the offenders, who ran back to their car and drove away.
Flanagan was heard saying "he bashed a woman".
Police and ambulance soon arrived to take the victim to Wagga Base Hospital.
The assault was captured on CCTV and witnessed by four people, including the taxi driver.
In court on Monday, magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim said it appears that it was alcohol-fuelled violence.
"There's no place for violence anywhere in the community, especially when people have had too much to drink," Mr Abdul-Karim said.
"Assaults when people have had too much to drink are far too common."
Mr Abdul-Karim also warned the offenders about vigilantism. "There's also no place for vigilante action or perception of vigilante actions in the community," he said.
In sentencing Flanagan and Reynolds, Mr Abdul-Karim considered their early guilty pleas and the rehabilitation steps they have taken.
Price was ordered to conduct 200 hours of community service while Flanagan and Reynolds were ordered to do 100 and 90, respectively.
They were also ordered to abstain from alcohol.