A drinker who was ejected from a town centre pub for causing a nuisance suffered a fractured jaw when he was chased along the street, Lincoln Crown Court was told.
The 40-year-old man had spent several hours drinking in the Kings Arms in Westgate, Grantham and was eventually thrown out by the landlord because of his behaviour.
Phil Howes, prosecuting, told the court that by 7pm the man was drunk and was harassing regulars.
“To describe his conduct as a nuisance is an understatement. The manager asked him to leave but he refused to go,” said Mr Howes.
One of the customers, Jordan McGlann, helped the manager remove the drunken customer and then returned inside.
But later in the evening when McGlann decided to leave the premises he walked out to discover the man was still in the area.
During an incident that followed McGlann chased the man along Westgate. The man then fell to the ground. McGlann walked off and the man got up but then stumbled around before falling down again.
The man was found on the ground and subsequently taken to Lincoln County Hospital where he was diagnosed with a fractured jaw.
Mr Howes said: “McGlann had been a model of restraint earlier in the evening but if he had not chased the man then the man would not have fallen.”
McGlann, 22, of Tyndal Road, Grantham, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm as a result of the incident on January 16 this year.
He was jailed for four months and given a one month consecutive sentence after admitting criminal damage on March 31 when he smashed the window of a flat in Castlegate, Grantham during an argument with a man inside.
The court was told that McGlann was jailed for six years back in 2017 for conspiracy to supply drugs and was released early but has since been recalled to prison and is continuing to serve that sentence.
Caroline Bradley, in mitigation, said: “He did everything he possibly could to assist the landlord and get the complainant to go away. He was trying to assist and then he got a bit drunk. He wanted to stop violence and not to create violence.”