Man put in hospital by pub punch

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man spent four days in hospital after he was punched on the nose in a pub by another customer.

Shaun Wilson, a 26-year-old scaffolder, of Kingfisher Way, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was sentenced to do 100 hours unpaid work for the community and ordered to pay £250 compensation to the victim plus £50 costs with £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Peter Bardsley, prosecuting, said the victim was in The Wyre Light pub, when two men began to argue on October 20.

The victim got in between them and tried to calm the situation down.

Wilson punched him in the face. The victim spent four days in hospital.

David Charnley, defending, said his client’s idea had been trying to diffuse the situation.

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