Man wins compensation after nightclub fight

A man in Coventry has won £250 in compensation after being punched in the face at a nightclub.

Jamie McSweeney, 20, pleaded guilty to wounding an unnamed victim at the Kasbah nightclub in Primrose Hill Street, earlier this year, according to the Coventry Telegraph.

The university student was also sentenced to 12 months in prison, all of which was suspended, as well as being told to do 100 hours of unpaid work.

Magistrates heard that the victim went to the Kasbah club on a night out and started dancing in a circle with a group of friends.

However, as he did this, he was hit in the torso by Mr McSweeney's girlfriend's elbow. As he complained about this, the young woman - also unnamed - pushed the victim and threw her drink over him.

As the confrontation started to escalate, Mr McSweeney got involved and punched the defendant in the face - before kicking him on the ground repeatedly.

The victim had a large cut on his upper lip, but this has since healed well.

Judge Christopher Hotten QC told McSweeney: "The problem, as far as you are concerned, is that you got drunk and reacted in a nightclub to a trivial situation by punching this young man very forcibly to his face."

By Francesca Witney