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Doorman was victim of stag night attack
THREE men have been ordered to pay compensation to a doorman they attacked in York.
Artur Hussan was off work for several weeks with a damaged shoulder following his encounter with Michael Andrew Crowe and Matthew and Paul Chipchase, Nicholas Adlington, prosecuting, told York Crown Court.
All three were part of an eight-man stag-night group who got violent when one of their number was turned away from Mansion in Micklegate for being confrontational and aggressive.
Mr Hussan will now get £1,500 total compensation from the trio.
“Doormen are not there as sitting targets for people who have had too much to drink to vent their anger on,” the Recorder of York, Judge Stephen Ashurst, told the trio standing in the dock.
“This is a case where the three of you are now disgraced. You have convictions in a public court.”
He ordered each to pay £500 compensation plus £250 prosecution costs, and they must carry out 200 hours’ unpaid work for the community.
Company director Crowe, 31, and Matthew Chipchase, 33, both of Killingworth, Newcastle, and plasterer Paul Chipchase, 42, of Wombwell, near Barnsley, all pleaded guilty to affray.
Barristers for the trio said all had behaved out of character and were ashamed of what they had done.
Mr Adlington said the aggression began while Mansion staff were checking details of the stag- night group’s booking. After one man was turned away for being aggressive, other members of the stag group got so violent the entire group was turned away.
Some left, but the three defendants refused to go despite being told to do so, and hit out.
“It was a joint enterprise during the course of which punches and kicks were given, resulting in the injury,” said Mr Adlington.