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Published:Tuesday | November 3, 2015 | 11:02 PMBjorn Burke

A man accused of hitting a child with a piece of board in the head was ordered remanded when he appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Tuesday.

Charged with unlawful wounding harm is Greg Waldron. He pleaded guilty to the offence.

Allegations are that on October 18 at approximately 11 p.m., the complainant, the 14-year-old male complainant was out playing dominoes with friends in his community when an older woman asked him to deliver gas to someone nearby.

It is said that after the teen carried out his duties. On his return he encountered Waldron who appeared out of nowhere demanding to know who stole his cellular phone.

It is said that Waldron then chased after the child with a piece of board which he used to inflict wounds to the complainant's head, which bled.

The boy made a hasty retreat to his mother and reported to her how the incident unfolded.

Following a report made to the police, Waldron was arrested and charged for the offence.

In court, Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey probed the matter.

"Any reason you shouldn't go to prison for it sir?" she asked.

"Your Honour, I apologise for it," Waldron replied.

"That's it?" asked the sitting magistrate.

He was subsequently ordered remanded until November 5, at which time he is to reappear for sentencing. A fingerprint order was also made against him.