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Victim compensated for Rugby nightclub punch

Rugby Editorial 4th Jun, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A MAN who threw a punch during a confrontation in a Rugby night club after someone had bumped into him has been ordered to pay compensation to his victim.

Matthew Wagstaff had originally denied assaulting Robert Sandor during the incident at the Fever night club more than two years ago.

But on the day of his trial at Warwick Crown Court he changed his plea to guilty.

The 22 year-old of Manor Farm Close, Barby, near Rugby, was fined £500 and ordered to pay £250 compensation to Mr Sandor.

Prosecutor Ian Windridge said a friend of Mr Sandor had bumped into Wagstaff spilling his drink. He offered to buy him another rone, but an argument broke out, and Mr Sandor suffered a cut above his eyebrow.

James Keeley, defending, said Wagstaff, who had no previous convictions, was not interviewed about the incident until the beginning of last year because he had been involved in an accident.

Recorder Sam Mainds said: “I take into account the very long delay, which was not the defendant’s fault, and that at the time of the offence he was a man of good character.”

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