Man barred from Ipswich pubs

A MAN who assaulted a doorman in an Ipswich night club is today banned from all pubs and clubs in the town.Peter Dixon, 27, of Hazel Rise, in Claydon, appeared in South East Suffolk Magistrate's Court charged with common assault and using abusive and insulting behaviour, which the judge described as dismal.

A MAN who assaulted a doorman in an Ipswich night club is today banned from all pubs and clubs in the town.

Peter Dixon, 27, of Hazel Rise, in Claydon, appeared in South East Suffolk Magistrate's Court charged with common assault and using abusive and insulting behaviour, which the judge described as dismal.

Dixon pleaded guilty to both charges.

Lesla Small, prosecuting, told South East Magistrate's Court, how door staff at Liquid night club, in Cardinal Park, were called to a fight in the club and found Dixon lying on his back in the middle of the dance floor shouting that he would not move.

Dixon was later removed from the club via the fire exit by bouncers but managed to strike one of the men on the nose, causing his nose to bleed.

Dixon, who also had facial injuries after the incident, was restrained until the police and an ambulance arrived on the scene.

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Dixon, who said he had been drinking in the town with friends from 7pm that evening, claimed he had no recollection of the incident.

Neil Saunders, defending, said: “It was a reckless incident that shouldn't have happened.”

District Judge David Cooper said: “This is drunken hooligan behaviour; every time you go out in the evening your girlfriend and mother must be worried sick!”

Dixon, who has a previous conviction for affray, was ordered to pay £250 compensation to the doorman and £65 court costs.

He was given an eight week suspended sentence and banned from all pubs and night clubs in Ipswich for a year.

Judge Cooper said: “I've got enough to do with real criminals; you're just cluttering up the court with your absurd, drunken behaviour!”

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