Man receives £5,000 criminal injury compensation following nightclub attack

The victim was punched by a 20 year old man rendering him unconscious and requiring surgery for a broken jaw. His attacker has been ordered to pay £5,000 criminal injury compensation.

The court heard how the victim required metal plates to be inserted into both sides of his jaw, which were fractured in the attack.

The court was shown CCTV footage leading up to the attack in which the defendant appeared to follow him to another part of the club and aimed a head butt at him. Shortly afterwards the defendant walked up to the man and delivered the punch.

The judge in the case commented “You were clearly the worse for drink, you were holding two bottles while you were dancing. Your victim apparently said something to you and, as he walked away, you attempted to head butt him.

“It was yet another example of drunken nightclub violence under the influence of drink. Decent people who go out in town have to see and suffer the sort of behaviour the likes of you engage in when you are drunk.”

As well as paying £5,000 compensation to his victim, the defendant was sentenced to 11 months in a Young Offenders Institute, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to carry out 210 hours of unpaid work in the next 12 months.

He will also be electronically tagged for four months and placed under a 7pm to 5am curfew. Browne was banned from entering any club, pub, bar or restaurant for six months and ordered to pay £500 costs.

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