Headbutt leads to community order for Glossop man

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

A Glossop man headbutted his friend’s son in an unprovoked attack outside a nightclub, a court heard.

Joshua Stevenson was out with friends on December 14 when he saw an altercation outside the Hurricanes nightclub, prosecutor Jennifer Fitzgerald told High Peak Magistrates’ Court.

He recognised one of those involved, John Stuart Andrew Hill, so went over to try and calm him down. But Hill headbutted Mr Stevenson in the face, causing minor injuries to his lip and gum.

In interview, he said he couldn’t remember the incident.

The 43-year-old, of Carter Place, Newton, Hyde, admitted assault by beating.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said: “He has shown remorse in relation to his behaviour.”

Hill was given a 12-month community order with 12 months supervision. He must also attend an achieving peaceful solutions course, pay £100 compensation, £85 costs and a £60 surcharge.