Unprvked attack was caught n pub's CCTV

PUBLISHED: 11:01 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:01 03 May 2010

AN unprvked attack that left a man lying uncnscius utside the Twnhuse pub in Ely was recrded n CCTV, magistrates were tld this week. Camera ftage shwed Simn Williams having a vigrus cnversatin with a man, and then punching him in the f

AN unprvked attack that left a man lying uncnscius utside the Twnhuse pub in Ely was recrded n CCTV, magistrates were tld this week.

Camera ftage shwed Simn Williams having a "vigrus" cnversatin with a man, and then punching him in the face.

But the injured man - wh has nt been named - later refused t make a cmplaint t the plice.

"He des nt want his parents t knw abut the incident," prsecutr Matthew Bradbury explained t Ely magistrates.

The incident happened in the early hurs f January 26, and started as the tw men std near a vehicle parked in Market Street.

"There was a vigrus discussin as they faced each ther," said Mr Bradbury.

"Out f the blue, the defendant struck the ther man in the face. The blw sent the ther man backwards and ut f sht f the camera.

"The defendant was grabbed by a drman frm the Twnhuse and held there.

"Other peple rushed t the aid f the stricken man n the flr.

"The camera passes back and the uncnscius man can been seen n the radway, with his feet n the pavement, being tended by members f the public."

The injured man slipped in and ut f cnsciusness, and Williams was arrested. Williams - a frmer chef at the Red Lin pub in Stretham - admitted assault. He had drunk 10 pints that night, and claimed t have been gaded by his victim.

"He made me feel uncmfrtable, every time I lked up he caught my eye," he tld plice.

Mitigating, Michael Judkins said Williams' girlfriend had gne n a trip t Canada n the day f the assault.

"He went ut in Ely with tw men frm Stretham," he said. "It is regrettable that drink played a part in what happened."

Williams, wh currently wrks in Hertfrdshire but has an address in Selby, Yrkshire, did knw his victim, and had "sensed a tensin in the pub".

The curt rdered Williams t carry ut 100 hurs f unpaid wrk and pay £65 csts.

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