Man's jaw broken during incident at Storm nightclub in Scunthorpe
A man's jaw was broken in two places after he was viciously punched during a drink- fuelled confrontation at a nightclub, a court heard.
Darren Harrison, 30, of Jackson Road, Scunthorpe, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm on Kodie Moore on July 1.
Nick Wyman, prosecuting, told North Lincolnshire Magistrates that Mr Moore, 22, went with friends to the Storm nightclub in High Street, Scunthorpe, and left after midnight.
Harrison approached him as he walked towards the exit doors and punched him once in the face, causing his nose and mouth to bleed. His jaw was broken in two separate places and he needed an operation on July 2 to insert plates, which would be permanent.
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Graham Pressler, mitigating, said that Harrison handed himself in to the police voluntarily instead of "keeping a low profile" after becoming aware of a police appeal about the matter. The incident had been featured on the Scunthorpe Telegraph's website, the court heard.
Harrison had drunk nine to 10 pints of lager but was not looking for trouble and the blow was not particularly hard, said Mr Pressler.
"He must have hit him in the right place at the right angle and caused the damage," said Mr Pressler.
Harrison later went back to the club and showed concern about Mr Moore by asking about his condition. He had shown immediate remorse.
Unemployed father-of-two Harrison was given a 12-week suspended prison sentence, a one-year supervision order, a 16-week 8pm to 7am curfew and was ordered to pay £300 compensation and £85 costs.