Doorman’s licence suspended after Lincoln bar assault

A bouncer had his licence suspended after he admitted assaulting a man outside a Lincoln bar, a court heard.

Ceann Gresham, 26, from Bulwell, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm to Martin Johnson when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court today.

The incident on August 20 last year was caught on local authority CCTV after Mr Johnson was ejected from the Walkabout bar on Lincoln High Street.

Andrew Scott, prosecuting, said Mr Johnson appeared upset at his treatment and could be seen being restrained by friends before going back towards the bar.

The court heard Mr Johnson was rugby tackled by another member of the door staff before becoming involved in the incident with Mr Gresham.

“Fortunately the incident was caught on camera,” Mr Scott added.

Mr Scott told the court further medical evidence would be required to confirm the injury to Mr Johnson and to take a victim impact statement from him.

“He suffered on the face of it a fractured nose, what is not known is if he had an operation to re-set it,” Mr Scott said.

Sunil Khanna, mitigating, told the court that Mr Gresham’s SIA security licence had been suspended following the incident.

Mr Khanna asked for sentence on Mr Gresham to be adjourned for the preparation of a probation report.

“He has entered a guilty plea and is a man with no previous convictions and of previous good character,” Mr Khanna added.

“He has entered his guilty plea on the basis that he kicked out at Mr Johnson after he was kicked in the face himself.”

Recorder Martin Hurst agreed to adjourn the sentence for a probation report and said the court would need further information about Mr Gresham’s employment prospects.

Gresham, of Langdown Close, Bulwell, Nottingham, was granted bail until he is sentenced at Lincoln Crown Court on February 2.

The Recorder told him: “You have pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and will receive the appropriate credit.

“The court understands there is two sides to every story in cases like these, particularly with your role as a door supervisor and overstepping the line.”