Manchester news Drunk clubber made "disparaging" remarks before punching woman in the face Manchester united news
MetiNews.Com - The victim had been trying to bring calm to the row outside New York New York, in Manchester's Gay Village.
Breaking News ! A drunk clubber punched a woman outside a city centre bar after making “disparaging” remarks about a man with special needs. Paul Richardson had twice been refused entry to the New York New York nightclub in Manchester’s Gay Village on the night of March 3, 2019. Richardson, 42, was drunk and had been turned away because of his level of intoxication, Manchester Crown Court heard. But he hung around outside the Bloom Street bar in the hope that bouncers would change their minds. Read More Related Articles Get the day's most-important news direct to your inbox Read More Related Articles Drunk bus driver sparks mass evacuation from apartment block Prosecutor Mr Wilcox said a fellow clubber stepped outside the bar at around 10pm to smoke a cigarette. She was out that night with a friend and her friend’s brother who has “special needs” and a mental age much lower than his actual age, Mr Wilcox said. Though the victim cannot recall the exact comment, the defendant said something “disparaging” about the brother and an argument broke out. Read More Related Articles It's been 100 days since lockdown began in the UK – how did things develop? Read More Related Articles Police release CCTV images of women they want to speak to after thousands of pounds-worth of jewellery stolen from pensioner The victim tried to bring calm to the situation but was instead punched to the face by Richardson, who fled but was pursued and detained by security staff. The victim suffered a broken nose as well as bruising and swelling to her eye.
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She has also lost some feeling in her face and has a permanent scar to the bridge of her nose, the court heard. “Every time I look in the mirror it’s a constant reminder of the attack which took place,” she said in the statement. Richardson, of Potato Wharf, Castlefield, pleaded guilty to a Section 47 assault. The court heard that Richardson had headed into town that night after “a long period of abstinence” and had drunk too much.
Joe Rawlings, defending Richardson, said his client has taken active steps to address problems which were brought to the forefront by this episode. He said Richardson is “deeply remorseful” and is in a good position to pay compensation as he runs a “lucrative” business renovating Dutch barges. Judge Elizabeth Nicholls handed Richardson a six month prison sentence suspended for 13 months and a five day rehabilitation order. He was also ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work and pay £500 in compensation to the victim.
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