Drunk reveller given curfew after punching doorman outside Buxton nightclub

High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.
High Peak Magistrates Court, Buxton.

A Chapel-en-le-Frith man who drank excessively on his works Christmas do later got involved in an altercation after being escorted out of a Buxton nightclub.

Samuel David Fields, 24, who was on prescription medication and should not have been drinking at all, told police he could not remember anything about the incident on December 19, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard.

John Cooper, prosecuting said Lee Watson, a door supervisor at Level 2, had been called to reports of a fight in the male toilets at 1.50am on December 19.

When he arrived Fields, who was acting in an aggressive manner, had been separated from the rest of the group by other staff and was escorted out of the premises.

The court heard door staff kept watch on Fields, who was seen to speak to a group outside the Co-op before he was seen to head-butt another man. Mr Watson grabbed Fields from behind as he swung a punch. Fields managed to punch the door supervisor in the face.

Fields, of Hawthorn Road, admitted assault and using threatening behaviour.

Representing himself, he said: “I am very sorry for my actions. It was very out of character. I feel I have let myself and others down by drinking alcohol while I was on prescription medication. I feel very sorry for everyone involved and take responsibility for my actions.”

He was given a 12-month community order with a 12-week curfew and must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement. He must also pay £150 compensation to Mr Watson, £85 costs and a £60 government surcharge.