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Drunken man hit landlady at The Punch Bowl pub in mouth
A MAN has been ordered to pay compensation after an attack on a York pub landlady.
Martin Townend, prosecuting, said Adam William Holmes, 26, objected when he was told he could not have another pint at closing time in The Punch Bowl, in Lowther Street, York.
He grabbed the pub's landlady and punched her across the mouth, then he threw a glass through a window, smashing it.
Holmes, of Mansfield House, Lowther Street, told magistrates he had had nine pints of lager and he thought that was the reason he had reacted the way he had.
He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and assault and was fined £225 and ordered to pay £50 compensation, a £23 victim surcharge and £85 prosecution costs.
Mr Townend said on October 6 Holmes was already drunk when he was told drinks could not be sold after closing time.
Landlord Dave Sutton confronted Holmes when he objected and had to push Holmes out of the door.
Mr Townend said: “Obviously he wasn’t happy about that.”
The landlady went outside to speak with Holmes to try and calm him down. He responded by grabbing her and punching her hard enough to cause her pain and discomfort.
Mr Sutton went out to help her and get her back into the pub.
Holmes then threw the glass at a window.
Holmes told the police his behaviour changed when he been drinking and had been in the pub to celebrate a friend’s birthday.