Sticky Fingers’ Paddy Cornwall has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, to be served in the community, for fighting with the band’s frontman Dylan Frost back in 2019.
The fight allegedly happened after the pair had been drinking for six hours before being kicked out of Marrickville Bowlo. Cornwall punched Frost five times in the head, before wrestling him to the ground, sitting on him and punching him in the head 26 more times.
On Monday, the Daily Telegraph reports, the Downing Centre Local Court heard that an argument had begun following Frost throwing Cornwall’s hat away. Witnesses came to intervene, but once they left, Cornwall threw a phone at Frost before kicking him. The fight lasted until emergency services arrived on the scene.
Cornwall’s lawyer told the courts that Frost allegedly assaulted Cornwall multiple times throughout the band’s career, including one time with a cymbal while performing. Cornwall’s lawyer also attempted to have Cornwall’s charge dismissed on mental health grounds – on account of his bipolar and substance abuse issues – which the magistrate rejected, but did accept Cornwall’s guilty plea.
Cornwall will have to abstain from any drugs or alcohol throughout his sentence, or face potential full-time imprisonment.
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