Peacemaker hurt in pub brawl

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A PEACEMAKER suffered a bloodied nose after he tried to break up a pub fight.

A court heard that Dale Worthington was repeatedly punched in the face by Lee Lewis after his attempted intervention.

Lewis, of Lingard Street, Leigh, admitted assault by beating when he appeared at Wigan Magistrates’ Court.

Mike Ardern, prosecuting, said that on December 7 last year, 26-year-old Lewis was in The Railway pub in Leigh when an argument broke out between two women.

Mr Worthington went to see if everything was okay, as he thought a woman was being attacked by a man.

As he walked towards the disturbance, Lewis punched him in the face and he fell onto the pool table.

He was punched again when he fell to the floor and suffered a bloody nose.

Bill Pearson, defending, said that there had been a separate altercation in the ladies’ toilets involving Lewis’s girlfriend.

As people rushed to see what had happened, Lewis grabbed his girlfriend, not knowing what to do and lifted her out of the way.

He added that punches were thrown and he struck Mr Worthington.

He said: “This man was the same as Lewis, in the fact he was trying to break the fight up. This was not a premeditated attack and there was no hostility towards any of the parties.

“He swung out because of the disturbance. On reflection, he wished he could have done things differently.”

He added that Lewis had a history of mental health troubles, but the condition was less severe now.

Lewis was given a curfew and ordered to pay £150 compensation, £80 costs and £60 victim surcharge.