Teeth knocked out by attacker

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A JOINER knocked three teeth out of his victim’s mouth during attack in a pub bar.

Lee Trusch used a single punch to knock a heating engineer to the floor at the Stables bar in Kirkham.

Trusch, 32, of Garstang Road South, Wesham, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm on March 24.

Blackpool Magistrates placed Trusch on a 12-month community order including an anger management programme and told him to pay £1,000 compensation.

Magistrate Simon Bridge warned him: “You need to control your temper so you don’t put yourself in this sort of position where you caused your victim extensive injuries. If you want to stay out of prison you must take part in this programme.”

Paul Foster, prosecuting, said the victim was in the smoking area when a fire door opened and he put his hand up to prevent it hitting him.

Later he went into the bar and was confronted by Trusch over the incident because Trusch believed the man had pushed the door onto his head.

He flung a punch a which knocked out three teeth.

Leisa Splaine, defending, said: “My client agrees he did hit the victim, however, he maintains there was some provocation beforehand.”