Isle of Wight man admits assault after punching doorman in the face

A RYDE man admitted assaulting by beating after punching a doorman in the face.

Simon William Dalley, 31, of Stainers Close, appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court.

He pleaded guilty to assaulting Ashley Jeffries at the Black Sheep Bar in Ryde on December 1.

Ann Smout, prosecuting, said Mr Jeffries was a member of the door staff who had earlier ejected Dalley from the premises.

However, in the early hours, Dalley went back and with a closed fist, punched his victim in the face, an action witnessed by others.

Barry Arnett, for Dalley, said he had little recollection but acknowledged it was disgraceful behaviour.

Mr Arnett said Dalley was the breadwinner of his family, as a self-employed painter and decorator.

Judge Anthony Callaway said: “It wasn’t just socking the guy, it was coming back again to do it.”

Daklley already had unpaid debts to the court of more than £2,000 so no fine was imposed, but he was ordered to pay £450 compensation to his victim, and £85 costs. Additionally, he was given a 12-month community order to include 120 hours of unpaid work.

Source – Country Press