A TOWN centre assault was deemed so serious an offence magistrates decided they could not pass sentence.
Carl Draycott, of Commercial Road, Grantham, admitted assault after headbutting and repeatedly punching a man in the face in Grantham town centre.
The victim suffered a broken nose after being attacked by the 22-year-old.
The court heard Draycott took issue with a comment the victim made and pursued him into Pizza Place in the Market Place.
Marie Stace, prosecuting, said: “When the victim looked at him he headbutted him on the nose.”
Draycott was pulled away but was heard shouting “I’m going to knock you out” towards the victim.
He then walked back towards the victim and punched him on the nose.
Before the attack was over Draycott had landed two more punches to the side of the head.
Chris Pye-Smith, defending, said: “It is probably fair to see the complainant did not need to pass comment to Mr Draycott in the first place. Something was said that angered Mr Draycott but he accepts his response was unlawful.”
Magistrates adjourned the case to be sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court at a later date.