Man fined for assaulting bar worker in town

Eden Bar Queen Street Blackpool
Eden Bar Queen Street Blackpool
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A police officer was forced to wrestl e with a man who had assaulted a bar worker to get him under control and handcuff him.

Gareth McNulty refused to calm down and be arrested telling the officer first that he would headbutt him.

After being told that if he did not co-operate the officer would have to use force McNulty replied “bring it on.”

McNulty,a 34-year-old truck driver, of Sixfields, Anchorsholme, pleaded guilty to assault and resisting a police officer.

He was fined £479 with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £150 court charge plus £23 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said a bar worker at Eden Bar, Queen Street complained that McNulty had punched him in the face outside the bar on September 13 at 2.45am.

As a police officer tussled to arrest him McNulty laughed.

Steven Townley, defending, said McNulty admitted he had had a lot to drink.

He felt light-headed, dropped some cigarettes and accepted he may have leaned on a car to pick them up.

He was then shouted at and as got up he gesticulated.

His arm accidentally came into contact with a man’s face.

He tried to apologise, but was pushed violently to the ground and two men sat on him.