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AN ILLEGAL immigrant who left a Huddersfield club doorman with a “permanent disfigurement” after a knife attack has been jailed.
Roy Scott, 31, stabbed Edward Nowell after being thrown out of Legends nightclub on Viaduct Street.
He is likely to be deported after serving a sentence of four years and nine months for one charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one of possessing a knife.
Jailing him, Recorder Carl Gumsley, said: “The public is sick of people putting them at risk by carrying knives. When knives are carried, it may not be the intention of those carrying them to use them, but when an incident happens it’s all too easy to do as you did and cause serious and permanent disfigurement.”
Bradford Crown Court heard it was Mr Nowell’s first night working at Legends when Scott, who was living at Tanfield Road in Birkby, turned up at about 2.30am with a wooden-handled lock-knife hidden in his underwear.
He walked straight into the club without paying and avoided the door staff who were frisking customers for knives.
Prosecutor Ben Crosland told the court that, after being ordered to stop, Scott told the bouncers: “F*** off, don’t touch me.”
He was found in the smoking area and was told to leave.
Mr Crosland said Scott replied: “F*** off, do you know who I am? I’m a big drug dealer.”
The bouncers then threw him out of the club.
An argument erupted and Scott tried to push past Mr Nowell to get back in.
Mr Crosland said: “The defendant was being very confrontational and aggressive, repeatedly pushing into the complainant. The complainant noticed the defendant putting his hands behind his back. He heard someone making reference to a knife.
“The defendant said: ‘Do you want some?’”
Mr Nowell eventually shoved Scott to the ground and ordered him to leave the area.
Mr Crosland said: “The defendant then lunged forward and struck the complainant on the right side of his stomach.”
Scott was then pinned down by one of the other bouncers until police arrived.
Mr Nowell did not realise the extent of his injuries until he lifted up his shirt.
He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for treatment to a 7cm wound.
He was released from hospital five days later and had since returned to work, Mr Crosland said.
Chudi Grant, mitigating, said it was a “moment of madness”.
He added: “It truly was an impulsive and reckless action committed in quite particular circumstances.”
The court heard Scott, who had a previous conviction for threatening an ex-partner with a knife during an assault, was an “over-stayer” in the UK, meaning his right to be in the country had run out.