Barman punched then poked in eye

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A PUB customer punched a barman in the mouth before poking a finger in his eye and biting his leg.

Anthony Robinson, 45, of Bloomfield Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to assault when he appeared before Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said how, on November 26 at about 9pm, the victim was working in the Bloomfield pub when he saw Robinson have an argument with a woman about bringing her child into the bar.

The barman tried to escort Robinson out but the defendant struggled and assaulted him.

The victim was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

John McLaren, defending, said: “He did not intend to poke the man in the eye and did not bite him deliberately.”

Robinson was bailed to January 20 for pre-sentence reports by Deputy District Judge Jim Clarke, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court, who warned him he may be jailed.