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Man admits attack on Southampton nightclub doorman
A Southampton club doorman who suffered a fractured eye socket after being punched said it felt "like 1,000 needles in my eye and the pain was ten out of ten”.
The violence flared when Adam Swierczynski echoed a request of bar staff for a group of six people to leave the Polish Social Club in Southampton after a function.
Prosecutor Siobhan Linsley said the four women tried to persuade Piotr Janowski to go but he refused. It was accepted the victim pushed him before Janoski started shouting and punched him in the left eye.
The city crown court was told Mr Swierczynski lost his sight in the eye for the rest of the night.
Ms Linsley said: “He was only trying to his job and the blow was inflicted by the defendant who was under the influence of alcohol.”
Janowski, 26, of Romsey Road, Southampton, admitted causing grievous bodily harm and received a 12 months suspended sentence with a 15 hour community work order.
Directing him to pay Mr Swierczynski £1,500 compensation, Judge Andrew Barnett told him: “I hope this is the last time this court or any other will see you and that you have learnt your lesson.”
Dejan Mladenovic defending said it was an isolated incident but claimed there had been some provation with the doorman being heavy handed.
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