Dentist ‘headbutted pilot who taught Prince William in row over ex-wife’: Former husband who assaulted BA crew member at youngsters’s soccer match walks free from court docket
- Dentist headbutted pilot after man started relationship with ex-wife walked free
- Michael Dunkow confronted trial for inflicting precise bodily hurt to pilot Mike Flynn as
- He admitted assault by beating after court docket heard couple agreed to lesser cost
- Decide instructed Dunkow ‘wholly distinctive’ case justified a conditional discharge
A dentist who headbutted a pilot after the person started a relationship together with his ex-wife walked free from court docket yesterday after agreeing to pay him £5,000 in compensation.
Michael Dunkow, 47, confronted trial for inflicting precise bodily hurt to British Airways pilot Mike Flynn in a bust-up fuelled by his rage that his spouse Nicola’s new lover had turned as much as watch their son play soccer.
However yesterday he admitted assault by beating after a court docket heard the brand new couple had agreed to the lesser cost following an settlement to cowl Mr Flynn’s misplaced earnings.
A decide instructed Dunkow the ‘wholly distinctive’ case justified a conditional discharge, which means he faces no additional motion so long as he doesn’t commit a criminal offense within the subsequent two years.
It got here after the dentist’s lawyer expressed fears his profession could be jeopardised if he was convicted of a extra severe offence.
The bust-up passed off whereas one of many Dunkows’ two sons was enjoying soccer at Blackpool and The Fylde School on February 22, 2020, Preston Crown Courtroom heard.
A dentist who headbutted a pilot after the person started a relationship together with his ex-wife Nicola Dunkow, 44, (pictured) walked free from court docket yesterday after agreeing to pay him £5,000 in compensation
Rich dentist Michael Dunkow was pictured leaving Preston Crown Courtroom
Relations have been ‘strained’ after well being customer Mrs Dunkow, 44, started a relationship with Mr Flynn, who claims on his LinkedIn profile that he taught Prince William to fly throughout 21 years within the RAF and is now a BA pilot.
Dunkow, who practises at Albany Dental Care in Lytham St Annes and lives in a £560,000 five-bedroom home close to the seaside city, had instructed his former spouse he didn’t need Mr Flynn attending their sons’ matches, prosecutor Robert Smith stated.
After recognizing him sitting in his automotive, Dunkow knocked on the window and mouthed ‘f*** off’, at which Mr Flynn spoke to him ‘in a threatening method’.
After the pilot received out of the automotive, the dentist ‘headbutted him with none warning’, inflicting Mr Flynn to ‘double over in ache’ with blood streaming down his face, the prosecutor stated. A displaced nasal bone was later identified, requiring an operation.
On being interviewed by police, Dunkow described it as a ‘heated dialogue’ and stated Mr Flynn had been ‘aggressive and threatening’ and ‘got here straight at him’. He stated their ‘heads collided’, with any harm sustained ‘out of a mixture of self-defence and accident’.
Russell Davies, representing Dunkow, stated his place was ‘certainly one of remorse and apology’.
Relations have been ‘strained’ after well being customer Mrs Dunkow, 44, started a relationship with Mike Flynn, (pictured) who claims on his LinkedIn profile that he taught Prince William to fly throughout 21 years within the RAF and is now a BA pilot
He stated that no matter sentence was imposed, there could be ‘penalties’ from the Common Dental Council, which regulates dentists and has the ability to strike them off following a severe legal offence.
Sentencing Dunkow, Decide Man Mathieson branded his actions ‘disgraceful’. He stated prosecutors would have been inside their rights to push for a conviction for ABH, which carries a most sentence of 5 years in jail.
The decide stated there must be no suggestion of Dunkow ‘shopping for your method out of this’, describing the result as ‘wise and honest’.
Dunkow, of Poulton-le-Fylde, who was stated to be of ‘impeccable character’, supplied to pay the £5,000 inside two weeks, however was given till the top of February. He should additionally pay prosecution prices of £500.