Man pleads guilty after assault outside Collie's Crown Hotel

A 40-year-old man has been given a pre-sentence order following an assault outside Collie’s Crown Hotel earlier this year. 

Shaun Cornell Winder faced Bunbury Magistrates Court on Thursday, November 2 and pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm and two counts of common assault.

Police prosecutor senior constable Karl Rep told the court Winder was leaving the Crown Hotel about 1am on Sunday, August 13. 

Winder attempted to re-enter the pub but was stopped by security. 

He became angry before singling out one victim and punching them in the chin. 

About 1.12am, he then punched another victim in the face.

The hit caused the victim to fall to the ground, causing a large laceration to their head. 

The victim remained on their back until an ambulance arrived. 

Winder later came up to the third victim from behind and struck them on right side of the face, causing minor injuries. 

On August 14, Winder turned himself in to Collie police, telling officers: “I don’t remember what happened, I was drunk”. 

The defence told the court Winder had acknowledged his behaviour’s impact on the victims and he had strived to change since the incident. 

Magistrate Evan Shackleton said Winder “needed to change” and called for a pre-sentence order. 

“The ball is entirely in your court,” he said. 

Shackleton took Winder’s guilty pleas and action following the incident into consideration. 

As part of the pre-sentence order, Winder must comply with Community Corrections, report to a corrections officer, follow supervision and program orders and must not leave the state. 

The order lasts for six months, with a review taking place on February 1, 2018. 

Winder will return to court on Friday, April 13 for sentencing.