Man punched reveller after ‘bizarre’ dancing

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A laundrette worker behaved in a bizarre manner at a club dancing with groups of people he did not know before punching a stranger in the eye.

Danny Bell, 23, of Hawes Side Lane, Marton, admitted assault and cannabis possession.

He was fined £150 with £20 victims’ surcharge and ordered to pay compensation of £50 to his victim by Blackpool magistrates.

Paul Foster, prosecuting, said Bell was at the Tache club on July 6 and causing some concern because he was dancing with strangers and having his picture taken with them.

At 4am Bell told a 27-year-old man “you’re in my way” before punching him in the face causing a cut above his eye.

Bell told police he was the only person in the club not dressed as a Goth. He was getting strange looks from people and then someone hit him.

Tony Slater, defending, said Bell had had a dispute with his father that day and been told to leave the house.

He drank about eight pints and had little recollection of what happened in the club.

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