A man who knocked another man unconscious after “swinging a huge punch” outside a bar is back in court.

Ryan Winn, 27, left his victim with a visible scar above his eye and a chipped tooth after he punched him outside Sharkey’s Sports Bar in September last year.

In July, he was given a six-month sentence suspended for two years and was ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.

But less than five months later, Winn was brought back to court for only attending two out of six appointments.

The court heard he only provided an acceptable excuse for being absent on one occasion.

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Mitigating, Keely Harvey said her client is a new father and this has caused some “stress” and “difficulties”.

“[He] was trying to rely on his mother for transport.

“It was not a deliberate failing to do that work.”

She said that on one occasion, he was waiting for his mother to pick him up but she got stuck in traffic.

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On another occasion, his employers didn't give him time off, she said.

But Judge Peter Henry told the defendant he was "not impressed".

He said: “I’m not, I have to say, impressed with the various excuses that have been put forward on your behalf.

“The order is not very far into its course. [This is an] opportunity for you to demonstrate that you will comply.

“You have got to understand that courts nowadays are being encouraged to punish people in the community.

“Just make sure you don’t appear again.”

Winn, of Linford Crescent, Southampton admitted failing to comply with his unpaid work requirements.

He was given an additional 25 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £95 court costs.

The incident outside Sharkey’s took place on September 19, last year.

Winn was prosecuted alongside 27-year-old Connor Betteridge who also pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and assault by beating.

Betteridge was given a nine-month sentence suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and 25 rehabilitation days.