News

Suspended sentence for thumping bouncer in the face

swansea crown courtA CILGERRAN man who twice attacked a nightclub door supervisor has today received a suspended prison sentence.

Justin Williams, aged 22, admitted offences of battery and assault causing actual bodily harm and today appeared before Judge Richard Twomlow at Swansea crown court for sentencing.

Nicola Powell, prosecuting, said early on April 1, 2013, Williams had been ejected by doorman Sean Davies from Gabrielle’s nightclub in Cardigan for smoking inside the premises.

A few minutes later door supervisor Nathan Murphy opened the door to let out a customer and Williams thumped him in the face.

Mr Murphy grabbed hold of Williams and again ejected him.

But 10 minutes later Williams was seen in the outside smoking area causing a disturbance and Mr Murphy again asked him to leave.

Williams, said Miss Powell, punched him again, this time breaking his nose and chipping a tooth.

Mr Murphy had to be treated in hospital under general anaesthetic, added Miss Powell.

Police were called to the club and arrested Williams, but only after chasing him down a street.

Williams, of Swn-y-Teifi, Pumporth Lane, claimed at first to have acted in self defence.

His barrister, Dyfed Thomas, said such violence was all too common a story of young men in drink.

“He knows he needs to grow up and mature,” added Mr Thomas.

Judge Twomlow said Williams had been a thorough nuisance.

Williams was jailed for eight months, suspended for 12 months, and placed under supervision for 12 months.

He was also ordered to carry out 140 hours of unpaid work for the community and to pay £500 compensation to Mr Murphy and a £100 government surcharge.

About the author

Dayne Stone

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment