Compensation after attack in nightclub

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A CLUBBER from Spalding has been ordered to pay compensation to a man he attacked at a town nightspot.

Radoslaw Rudnicki (28), of Paulette Court, appeared at Lincoln Crown Court yesterday, where he admitted an attack on Naglis Gudas at Loaded on November 7.

The court heard Mr Gudas, from Lithuania, needed three stitches in hospital after suffering three cuts to his face.

Rudnicki, a Polish migrant worker, was said to have lost his temper after Mr Gudas began “pestering” a female friend on the dancefloor, and punched him, while still holding a glass in his hand.

Phil Howes, prosecuting, said the whole incident was witnessed by a doorman.

He said: “Rudnicki pulled up his right arm from his hip area and Mr Gudas was struck to the left temple.

“The glass immediately shattered and Mr Gudas fell to his knees holding his face.”

When questioned by police Rudnicki admitted it was possible that a glass was still in his hand when he struck Mr Gudas.

Brian Fitzherbert, mitigating, said: “There was a dispute. He was angry, but afterwards he felt ashamed and dismayed by causing the injiries to his victim. It was never his intention.

Mr Fitzherbert told the court Rudnicki was a hard working man who sent £160 a month back to his family in Poland.

Rudnicki admitted wounding. He was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment suspended for 18 months, ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work and pay £500 compensation.

Recorder Sam Mainds told him: “You behaved in a very bad way.”