A Bremer Bay man has been fined $1000 for an assault at the Bremer Bay Resort on a man who had previously made unwanted advances on his wife and hurled racial abuse at her. Richard Colin Hobbs, 67, appeared in Albany Magistrates Court on Thursday on one charge of common assault. Police prosecutor Sgt Warrick Walker told the court how on October 28, Hobbs punched a man five to six times in the head after the victim approached him at the bar of the Bremer Bay Resort and said “what the f... are you doing here, c...?”. Hobbs’ lawyer Jamie Hodgkinson said the 59-year-old had previously made unwanted advances on Hobbs’ wife in a previous incident as well as hurled racial abuse at her, and spat at Hobbs on another occasion. “He lost his ability to control his emotions and hit the victim as alleged,” Mr Hodgkinson said. Mr Hodgkinson said his client was ashamed and embarrassed by the “one-off” incident and has reported the harassment of his wife to police. “There is obviously an acrimonious background between you,” Magistrate Erin O’Donnell said. “Unfortunately you let things get the better of you and you did assault him.” Ms O’Donnell said the assault was not aggravated as the victim was under 60. She noted that the injuries were neither severe nor long-lasting and that Hobbs was of prior good character. Hobbs was fined $1000 and was granted a spent conviction.