Attacker is banned from pubs and clubs

AN UNPROVOKED attack outside a club in Grantham Market Place left a member of staff unconscious.

Adam Roberts, of Tennyson Avenue, Grantham, was seen on CCTV walking up to the Secrets staff member while he was disposing of bottles outside and throwing a single punch which left the victim knocked out.

In a statement read out in court, the victim said he recalled being approached by somebody but the next thing he remembers is “waking up in hospital”.

Roberts, 21, walked away from the scene but was tracked by CCTV and arrested. He was found with blood smeared on his left hand.

In his police interview Roberts read from a prepared statement, admitting the attack.

He added: “I am extremely sorry for my actions and accept I am guilty of common assault.”

Rory Macmillan, defending, told the court Roberts had been warned to keep the noise down twice previously by the member of staff.

Macmillan said Roberts, who admitted common assault, was going through a difficult time, having split from his girlfriend and moved back in with his parents.

He added: “Mr Roberts can’t believe what he did that night.”

Roberts received an 18-month community order and has been banned from entering any licensed premises in Grantham for 18 months. He must also pay £100 compensation to the victim and £85 in costs.