Queue-jumper escapes conviction for sickening coward punch on man during Adelaide Boxing Day sale

An Australian man has been handed down a 12-month good behaviour bond and a NZ$103.5 fine following a one-punch attack on a man during a Boxing Day sale two years ago - despite the police's calls for a tough penalty.

Liam Agius, 21, punched a 43-year-old man who was standing in a queue with his young daughter at a JB Hi-Fi in Adelaide, South Australia, after he denied him from cutting in line, Nine News reports.

Agius, who has a history of violent offending, said outside court that he was "pretty relieved" after escaping a harsh penalty for the crime.

The Magistrate factored in Agius' age, guilty plea and willingness to join anger management programs during sentencing.

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Liam Aigus, 21, was handed a $103 fine and a 12-month good behaviour bond over the 2016 Boxing Day assault.