A man has been sentenced this week after assaulting a doorman at a bar in Darwen whilst dressed as a Baywatch lifeguard.
Blackburn Magistrates’ Court heard this week that Adam Peter Shears – 30, of Slater Street in Blackburn, Lancashire – was being ejected from the Bridge Street Sports & Social Club when he suddenly struck out at the doorman and elbowed him in the face which caused him to lose two teeth and require stitches in his lip.
The magistrates were shown CCTV footage of the incident and a photograph of the bouncer’s teeth in his hand.
Mr Shears pleaded guilty to assaulting Colin Mortimer causing him actual bodily harm.
He was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison – suspended for 12 months with a condition that he completes 30 days rehabilitation activity requirement – and he was ordered to pay £500 compensation, £85 costs and £122 victim surcharge.
Shears also had a previous conviction for actual bodily harm in 2017.
Prosecutor Andy Robinson said that Shears and his partner were both dressed in distinctive Baywatch costumes of red shorts and yellow T-shirts. He said: “Something was said as they were being ushered into the foyer and towards the door and there was some aggressive behaviour,”
“The defendant had his back to Mr Mortimer and elbowed him hard to the face.”
Gareth Price – defending – said the probation service had produced a pre-sentence report, which spoke very positively about his client, and he also read from a reference from the defendant’s boss, which described him as a ‘hard working individual who was always pleasant to talk to’.