A man responsible for a violent attack that was captured on video surveillance on George Street has been given a conditional sentence.
Michael Patrick Collins, 65, was sentenced in provincial court in St. John's this morning.
The sentence — handed down by Judge Pamela Goulding — included three years’ probation.
Collins was convicted of assault causing bodily harm.
He was arrested following an incident that happened on George Street during the Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 10, 2011, when he assaulted another man. The victim sustained several injuries.
Collins was the first person to be charged as a result of an incident captured on the RNC's video surveillance cameras, many of which were set up along the popular party street in downtown St. John's on April 1, 2011.