Club brawler in threats admission

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A MAN has pleaded guilty to unleashing a foul-mouthed attack on a party-goer during a booze-fuelled night out.

Sean Ansbro admitted using abusive, insulting words and behaviour with intent to cause fear to Joe Winstanley.

Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court heard that at around 2.30am on September 5 Ansbro was seen running out of Cafe Stella nightclub on King Street, Leigh, with Mr Winstanley.

The pair ran in the direction of Twist Lane and were found by a police officer fighting each other in the road.

The officer pulled Ansbro away to separate the two men.

Prosecuting Katie Beattie said Mr Winstanley had shouted out “he bottled me in there.”

Ms Beattie continued that CCTV footage showed Ansbro picking up a metal drip tray and hitting Mr Stanley over the head with it. Ansbro admitted that on the night he had consumed around five pints of beer and a few whiskies and became angry after being told about something.

Ms Beattie said the defendant had said it was a “stupid mistake” when questioned by police.

Defending, Bob Toppin said Ansbro, of Twist Lane, Leigh, had been out with his girlfriend on the night in question and had become irritated when Mr Winstanley began “messing around” with his partner.

He added that Mr Winstanley didn’t sustain any injury in the incident and chose not to proceed with the matter and admitted he shouldn’t have followed Ansbro out onto the street.

The 28-year-old was sentenced to a three-month community order with a curfew requirement from 7pm to 7am daily.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge.