Injured by a bouncer

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A reveller was injured when he was hurled through a door by a doorman, a court was told.

The reveller, who weighed nine-and-a-half stones, gashed his head, lost consciousness and was taken to hospital.

Colin Graham, 23, of Haig Road, South Shore – who the court heard weighed 21 stones – denied assaulting Thomas Smith causing him actual bodily harm, but was found guilty of the offence after a trial.

He was sentenced to do 100 hours’ unpaid work for the community and ordered to pay his victim £200 compensation plus £50 costs by Blackpool magistrates.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said the victim and a friend were dancing in Coco nightclub on August 19 when Graham accused them of being drunk and said they had to leave.

The duo both said they were not drunk, but Graham took them to an exit where he grabbed the Mr Smith by the shirt and threw him backwards. The victim flew over four steps and landed on the Promenade, hitting his head.

The victim was taken to hospital where a gash in his head was glued shut.

Hugh Pond, defending, said his client, who had no previous convictions, had denied using excessive force to eject his victim.

Graham, who said he had no intention of hurting his victim, had now lost his job and his doorman’s badge and was unemployed.