Man lashes out at random target

A MAN who attacked a complete stranger as he was shopping in Target has been jailed for four months.

Mark Kennedy, 33, of Landa Street, Bowenfels appeared in Bathurst Local Court via audio-visual link on Monday.

Magistrate Michael Allen heard that Kennedy lashed out at a complete stranger in an unprovoked attack about 12.30pm on December 16 last year.

During the incident a scuffle broke out and a number of shelves were knocked over as about $500 worth of stock was damaged.

Police spoke to his father and other people who knew Kennedy who indicated he was intoxicated and affected by the drug ice.

Kennedy was convicted of affray, and jailed for four months, starting August 8, 2016.