Curfew for man who attacked over jacket - The Worcester Observer

Curfew for man who attacked over jacket

Worcester Editorial 13th Mar, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A DRUNKEN man who assaulted a nightclub worker has been banned from leaving his house overnight until the summer.

Mark Baines, from Holt Heath, Worcester, was given a 12-week curfew between 9pm and 6am after he pleaded guilty to causing him actual bodily harm (ABH) when he assaulted Richard Glazzard at Bushwackers nightclub in the early hours of January 25.

Last Friday (March 7), Worcester Magistrates Court heard the 27-year-old put his dinner jacket in the cloakroom when he entered the nightclub, but lost his ticket and got into a heated exchange with Glazzard when he refused to give it back.

The victim turned around to talk to a fellow member of staff when he was punched in the left side of the face by Baines which caused bleeding under the surface and swelling around the eye.

Baines immediately ran out of the nightclub but was detained by doorman and then arrested.

Ruth Edwards, defending solicitor, said: “He told the police when he was interviewed he didn’t remember an awful lot about the assault, what he did say was if the man says that’s what happened, then that’s what happened.

“He knows he’s not very good with tickets so he wrote the number on his hand. He spoke to a lady before and she was about to give him the coat as there was only one dinner jacket on the rack.

“He’s very ashamed of his actions that night and wants the court to know that.”

Baines curfew started on the day he was sentenced and he was also ordered to pay £250 compensation, £85 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

District Judge Nigel Cadbury said: “You were out having a drink but clearly you had far too much that night, you’ve lost your temper and ended up hitting somebody.”

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