A doorman who injured a reveller after he kicked a DJ’s car door has been ordered to pay compensation.
Jonathan Goodyear, of Riding Barn Street, Church, was working as a doorman at The Mix nightclub in Burnley on October 19 last year when he punched victim Jordan Robinson to the face from behind causing him to fall to the floor, Burnley Crown Court heard.
Mr Robinson was taken by ambulance to Royal Blackburn Hospital and suffered a fractured left cheekbone and two fractured teeth.
Goodyear, 20, pleaded guilty to unlawful and malicious wounding.
Stephen Parker, prosecuting, told the court how Mr Robinson was out with work colleagues when they arrived at the club at around 11pm.
However he was denied entry because of his ‘drunkenness and demeanour’, the court heard. Mr Parker said Mr Robinson was ‘reluctant’ to accept the decision by another doorman and began arguing and telling the door staff ‘get down from that step I’m going to bang you’ and ‘I will have you’.
The court heard how a friend of Mr Robinson then pulled him away by his jumper into a side street. He then helped him to stand up before letting him go.
Mr Robinson then kicked a parked car belonging to a DJ when Goodyear intervened, the court was told.
Mr Parker said: “Goodyear, who was less involved up to this point, ran after him and he swung out at him with his right hand and hit him on the side of the face from behind and knocked him to the floor.
“Mr Robinson didn’t have any recollection and only remembered waking up on the floor feeling dizzy and confused, feeling a gap in his teeth and lots of blood in his mouth.”
Mr Parker told the court how when Goodyear was interviewed by police he admitted running after Mr Robinson with the intent of restraining him and said as the friend let go of Mr Robinson he fell forwards and caught Goodyear’s hand.
A victim impact statement heard how Mr Robinson was struggling with his sleep as a result of the incident , had to have time off work resulting in a loss of income and suffered scarring around his eye and needed to change his hair style to cover it up.
Daniel King, defending, said: “He doesn’t seek to minimize his responsibility. These things happened very quickly. He was a doorman, although not as experienced.
"He didn’t really want to be doing it but needed to raise some money. He admitted the force used by him was unlawful and constituted an assault. It was not justified from what went before.”
He was committed to a young offenders institute for 10 months, suspended for two years and ordered to pay £1,000 compensation.