Man, 63, broke doorman’s finger

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A 63-year-old man broke a doorman’s finger after being asked to leave a bar when he lit up a cigarette.

David Browne, of Gorton Street, Blackpool, admitted assault and damaging a neighbour’s car.

He was sentenced to an eight-week curfew from 8pm to 6am and ordered to pay compensation of £200 to the doorman and £50 for the car by Blackpool magistrates.

Martine Connah, prosecuting, said that on February 28 the doorman was working at Bar 19 when he agreed Browne could come in and use the toilets.

Browne was then seen lighting a cigarette and the doorman asked him to leave.

Browne then lay on the floor, kicking and punching and his foot connected with the doorman’s hand.

David Charnley, defending, said his client believed he had been hit on the back of the head with a bottle. Browne ended up on the floor.

He accepted tripping up the doorman but denied deliberately kicking him. Brown said he had had a drink that day because his son had signed up for the armed forces.

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