Drunk reveller punched bouncer in the face in Newcastle city centre bar

Brandon Gibson was being thrown out of Aveika for being rowdy when he lashed out at the doorman, leaving him with a cut and bruising

A drunk reveller left a bouncer with a cut and bruising after he punched him in the face in a Newcastle bar.

Brandon Gibson and his friends had been asked to leave Aveika, on the city’s Quayside, because of their rowdy behaviour when he suddenly lashed out.

The 22-year-old hit the doorman in the face, causing him to suffer a cut near his eye and bruising and swelling to his nose, a court heard.

Other bouncers detained Gibson as police arrived late in the evening of November 29 last year and he was arrested.

And now, the Northumberland County Council worker has been fined and ordered to pay compensation to his victim after he pleaded guilty to one count of assault by beating at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Jeff Taylor, prosecuting, said Gibson, of Magnolia Drive, Ashington, had been out with his pals in Aveika and were seen to be “horsing around” when they were asked to leave at around 11.30pm.

He said: “They were making a nuisance of themselves, for example throwing each other around, and being too energetic for the bar.

“The doorman asked them to leave and he’s warned them but the defendant punches him and hits him in the head.

“At that point, other colleagues get involved and remove the defendant from the premises. The doorman suffered a cut to his left eye and bruising and swelling to his nose and face.”

In a statement read to the court, the bouncer said he had been left feeling embarrassed of his injuries as he had to attend a birthday celebration the following day.

Alanna Wesencraft, defending, said Gibson, who has three past convictions, was apologetic for his behaviour.

She added: “He appreciates this was very, very stupid and he’s ashamed about what he did on that particular occasion.”

Magistrates fined Gibson £100 and ordered him to pay £50 compensation, £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.

Source – Newcastle Chronicle

 

 

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