A DOORMAN at a Worcester nightclub who assaulted two people in ‘excessive self-defence’ has been handed a conditional discharge.
As previously reported, Takhar had admitted two common assaults outside Alexander’s in New Street, Worcester when he appeared at Worcester Crown Court last month.
At that hearing Takhar of Soho Road, Birmingham, denied assault occasioning actual bodily harm but instead admitted a common assault against the same victim, Alexander Perry, on September 15 last year.
The 25-year-old further admitted possession of cannabis. However, he denied possession of a machete and a not guilty verdict was entered at the hearing.
A further count of possession of a weighted glove will lie on file for the time-being.
CCTV footage shows a man trying to force his way into the club after being ejected and others being drawn into the struggle.
Takhar can be seen throwing several punches at a man who is pushed back against a car outside the nightclub. A woman also falls to the floor.
William Dudley, prosecuting, said at the original hearing that weighted gloves with Kevlar on the front could fit with the defendant’s explanation that they were there to protect him from syringes while searching people’s bags.
He said the gloves were not so rigid as to make them ‘akin to a knuckleduster’.
Lee Masters, for Takhar, said of CCTV from inside the club: “It’s important because it shows, as your Honour will have seen, where Mr Takhar’s colleagues were being attacked – I don’t use the word loosely – which was the catalyst for this.”
He described his client as a man of previous good character with no previous convictions whatsoever who had pleaded guilty to the two common assaults on the basis of ‘excessive self-defence’.
Source – Worcester News