Drunken man attacked pub bouncer

Burnley Magistrates' Court
Burnley Magistrates' Court

A drunk middle-aged man who attacked a pub bouncer left him bruised and grazed, Burnley magistrates heard.

The justices were told how Peter James Lockwood (46) thumped door supervisor Lee Johnson in the face in the 11-30pm violence at the Brickmakers Arms in Yorkshire Street in the town.

Lockwood had been asked to leave the premises because he was drunk and the defendant got out his mobile phone and started to record what was happening. His friend told him not to do it and the defendant then thrust his phone in Mr Johnson's face. The victim put his arm up and knocked it away.

The court was told Lockwood then punched the doorman in the face, knocking off his glasses. The defendant was taken to the floor with the help of Mr Johnson's colleagues and was restrained until police arrived.

Mr Johnson suffered a bruised and grazed right eye and a badly grazed knee from when he took his attacker to the ground.

The defendant, of Malvern Avenue, Padiham, admitted assault by beating on February 18th. He was fined £215, with £85 costs and a £30 victim surcharge and must pay £50 compensation.

The bench chairman said it was a "quite a nasty offence" for the victim. He told the defendant: "You might not remember it. You should be more careful in future."