Man given 160 hours of unpaid work for assaulting Wrexham city centre doormen

A MAN has been ordered by a Judge to “behave” after he bit and kicked door staff at a city centre bar.

Federico Correira, of Fenwick Drive in Wrexham, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

The 42-year-old admitted two counts of assault, which took place in Wrexham High Street on August 16.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson told the court that the first victim, Paul Griffiths, was stood at the One to Five bar, where he works as a member of door staff.

He witnessed Correira pushing another male outside the bar and got between them, asking the defendant to leave the scene.

The defendant then turned to enter the venue and “lashed out” at the door staff.

Mr Griffiths and his colleagues took Correira to the ground due to his actions, following which he kicked the victim to the ankle.

Door supervisor Craig Cribbin became aware of the commotion and went outside to assist, where he found the defendant aggressively shouting.

Mr Cribbin put his hand on the defendant’s shoulder – and was bitten by him.

Emma Simoes, defending, told the court: “He accepts his actions were wrong, but he will say that the CCTV footage doesn’t capture the whole of the incident.

“He did sustain injury himself, as a result of that altercation and had a black and red eye which caused him problems for two weeks.

“His teeth implants were knocked, which will require significant work, and his glasses were lost so he couldn’t see what was going on.”

Ms Simoes said her client “understands the seriousness of the offence,” but conceded he is “the author of his own misfortune.”

District Judge Gwyn Jones told the defendant: “Members of door staff do not go to work to be assaulted.

“And it may sound a contradiction – many are vulnerable because of the nature of where they work.”

Correira received a 12 month community order with 160 hours of unpaid work.

He must pay £200 in compensation to each victim, as well as £85 costs.

“You behave,” the Judge warned him, “or you know what’s going to happen.”

Source – Leader Live