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Sticky Fingers’ Paddy Cornwall Convicted After Bashing Bandmate Dylan Frost

The bassist punched Frost more than 30 times in a Marrickville laneway in 2019.

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Sticky Fingers bassist Paddy Cornwall has been sentenced to 18 months’ jail, to be served in the community, for bashing his bandmate Dylan Frost in a Marrickville laneway.

As first reported by Eliza Barr and Daniel McGookin in the Daily Telegraph, Cornwall pleaded guilty to affray for the 2019 incident, in which he punched Frost five times in the face, wrestled him to the ground, and punched him a further 26 times, after a six-hour drinking session at the Marrickville bowlo.

According to the Telegraph, the incident occurred after Frost threw Paddy’s hat away and they subsequently argued. Onlookers broke up the fight, after which Cornwall threw his phone at the singer and kicked him. The fight then continued until emergency services arrived.

Appearing at Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court on Monday, Cornwall’s lawyer argued that Frost had assaulted the bassist numerous times over the years, and attempted to get his charges dismissed on mental health grounds (on account of his bipolar and substance abuse issues). This was rejected by the magistrate, who then accepted the bassist’s guilty plea.

Cornwall must stay away from alcohol and drugs during the term of his sentence — if not, he could face potential imprisonment. Read more details in the Daily Telegraph. 

Frost, meanwhile, will face court in the next few weeks for his alleged involvement in the incident.