A PUB doorman was assaulted on New Year’s Eve after refusing entry to a drunk.

Blackburn magistrates heard Christopher Joey Brown ran off after landing a single blow.

But he was arrested when he returned shortly after saying he was going to “finish the job.”

Brown, 30, of Morley Street, Padiham, pleaded guilty to assaulting Craig Hughes. He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with a six months' alcohol rehabilitation requirement and 25 days' rehabilitation activity requirement. He was fined £40 with £85 costs and ordered to pay £100 compensation.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said Mr Hughes was working at the Kings Arms on Mill Street, Padiham, when his attention was drawn to Brown who was causing a nuisance outside the pub.

“He told the defendant he could not come back in because he was too drunk, and he immediately became abusive and aggressive."

“Mr Hughes turned away to talk to someone else and felt a powerful punch to the left hand side of his face.”