A reveller broke a bouncer’s nose during an attack at a nightspot.
Thomas John Wheatcroft, 29, lunged forward and headbutted the bouncer as he and his sister were being kicked out of the Bees Knees nightclub last December, a court heard.
The victim received ‘quite a serious’ broken nose during the incident, which was caught on CCTV, last December 21, Burnley Crown Court was told.
Mark Stuart, defending, said: “Wheatcroft was ‘mortified’ by what he did and said the unprovoked attack happened simply because the defendant had had too much to drink.
He said: “His sister was being escorted off the premises and he did what he did.” Mr Stuart said the assault was completely out of character for the ‘hard-working’ young dad, who has no previous convictions for violence.
The barrister asked the recorder not to impose a prison sentence for what the defendant admitted was a ‘split-second’ mistake.
Wheatcroft, of Stanley Street, Accrington , pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm.
Recorder Simon Medland QC said the incident had taken place because Wheatcroft was drunk at the time.
He said: “This doorman was doing nothing more than his job getting rid of you and your sister.
“For no reason whatsoever you turned around and headbutted him, causing him a broken nose leading to serious consequences for him.”
The recorder handed Wheatcroft a 12-month community order with a three-month curfew.
He was also ordered to pay £640 compensation to the victim and carry out 100 hours unpaid work.