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Pub ban for Padiham attacker
9:22am Monday 4th February 2013 in News
A YOB has been banned from two pubs in Padiham after attacking a landlord and threatening him to drop charges.
Burnley Crown Court heard how Dean Hussain had hit Stuart Gourlay, the manager of the New Black Bull, Padiham, after he has been told to leave.
Hussain had been barred from all pubs in the town under the Pub Watch scheme, but had told the victim: “I have done nothing and I am not leaving.”
Hussain, 25, who had spent time on remand, was given a suspended prison term, after a judge said he thought the defendant had learnt his lesson.
The defendant, of Brent Street, Burnley, had admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and witness intimidation. Hussain, who has a previous conviction for affray, received nine months in custody, suspended for a year, with 12 months’ supervision. He was excluded from the New Black Bull and the Starkie Arms in Padiham and must pay £100 compensation.
David Macro, prosecuting, said the defendant went in the New Black Bull on August 17 last year and was asked to leave by manageress Dawn Kenyon.
He left, but returned with a pint glass in his hand.
He went into the toilets and the victim followed him and asked him to leave. Mr Gourlay went to the door with the glass, Hussain followed and there was a tug of war over the glass. Mr Gourlay then turned momentarily and the defendant hit him to the right side of the face. The prosecutor said last August 26, when Hussain was on bail, Mr Gourlay was behind the bar, when the defendant stormed in the pub and said they needed to “sort this out”. He left and Ms Kenyon became aware of Hussain outside the Starkie Arms. He told her : “You want to tell him to drop the charges or I'm going to go back in that pub and smash him up again.”