Thug Mark Bagnall broke a bouncer’s leg by shoving her to the floor as she tried to break up a scuffle in a nightclub.
Bagnall, of Ferndown Drive, Clayton, had been on a night out with his teenage son in Pwllheli, North Wales, when the incident happened after he drank ‘far too much alcohol’.
Now the defendant has been handed an eight-month prison sentence suspended for 12 months, NorthWalesLive reports.
Andrew McInnes, prosecuting at Caernarfon Crown Court, said Rhian Jones was working as a bouncer at the Venu nightclub in Pwllheli on July 22 last year.
“It was about 1am and she noticed a scuffle taking place,” he said.
“Calling a colleague to assist, she went to the scene and tried to get between two men.”
The court heard she was pushed to the floor by the defendant, who placed his leg in a position where she fell backwards over it.
“She heard a crack and felt immediate pain,” the barrister said.
Bagnall was stopped from leaving the club by other staff and was later arrested by police.
Ms Jones was taken to hospital and later underwent an operation during which metal plates were fitted to her left leg above the knee.
Mr McInnes said she was in hospital for six days, was still on crutches, and had a further hospital appointment in February.
Defence counsel Dafydd Roberts said Bagnall had been horrified when shown CCTV footage of the incident by police and had immediately apologised.
“He is devastated by what happened that evening and pleaded guilty at the first available opportunity,” he added.
Bagnall went on to plead guilty to a charge of wounding.
As well as the suspended prison sentence, he was also also ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and pay Ms Jones £2,000 in compensation.
Judge Huw Rees said Ms Jones was doing ‘nothing more than going about her job’.
“You pushed her away,” he told Bagnall.
“It was a purposeful push and the consequences were severe.”
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