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Are you asking what the sentence would be?
No, this is a common assault. It is summary only and so can only be tried at the Magistrates Court. I'm not sure what the assault is? If the issue is that they are saying only that you struck him in the chest using your head once then you seem to accept that?
What is your defence?
Do you have any relevant previous?
That is a problem.
Did he have any injuries?
You can always defend on this basis. Essentially it amounts to preemptive strike self defence. Whether it would succeed or not is another matter. Self defence, or the prevention of crime generally, is a very narrow defence and whenever you can walk away rather than use violence it tends to be unavailable. The trouble is that it is just not really a placating gesture to use your head to push him away. I imagine they are saying it amounts to blow with your head even if it can't quite be a headbutt and the case of Rigg says that a head can be a weapon which is an aggravating feature.
That said, although it is aggravated by public violence, use of weapon etc it is a first offence and he has no injuries. He might not give evidence anyway although I suppose they could rely on CCTV.
I would expect a low level community order. If you have no relevant issues then I would expect a curfew given the nature of the offence or unpaid work. You might be lucky and escape with a fine but I wouldn't rely on it. There will also be costs of roughly £400-£600 if you are convicted after a trial, a court charge and the victim surcharge.
Can I clarify anything for you?