Grantham court: Punch-up in and out of bar

Court news.
Court news.

A Grantham man pleaded guilty to assault by beating, after being involved in a fight both inside and outside a club, that left a man with a chipped tooth and cut lip.

Corey Alexander, 20, of Goodliff Road, Grantham, admitted assault by beating on September 11. Prosecutor Marie Stace said the victim was celebrating with friends at The Atrium in town, when one of them came over to him covered in beer.

He noticed another group in the bar, from which an unknown male approached and punched him in the face. He was then hit again by a man later identified as Alexander, causing him to reel backwards. When a friend stepped between them, the victim was able to get away into the bar’s bathroom, where he checked in the mirror and noticed that he had a chipped tooth, bleeding gums and cut lip.

His group decided to leave, but later met the others in Butcher’s Row. A fight broke out, and the injured man found a police officer who arrested Alexander.

Rob Arthur, defending, said it could not be confirmed whether Alexander had caused the injuries, given the other punch first. He added: “He knows he gets himself into situations where his anger gets the better of him,” and told the court his client was paying for counselling.

Alexander was already subject to a year-long community order, but now must also comply with a 20-day rehabilitation requirement. He must pay £85 costs, £150 criminal courts charge and £60 victim surcharge.