Lon­don pub ban

Knocked out man’s teeth

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Amita Joshi amita.joshi@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A CLUBBER who punched a man in the head and knocked out his teeth in an un­pro­voked at­tack has been banned from all Lon­don pubs and clubs fol­low­ing a vi­o­lent brawl in West­min­ster .

Richard Bow­man from Malthus Path, Green­wich, has been banned from en­ter­ing any Lon­don pubs or clubs for 18 months af­ter hit­ting the vic­tim so hard, he fell to the floor.

On Oc­to­ber 18 2014, a 21-year-old man was at­tacked in­side the Sal­vador and Amanda club on Great New­port Street in West­min­ster at 2am.

A Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice spokesman said: “Fol­low­ing an al­ter­ca­tion at 2am, in an un­pro­voked at­tack, the vic­tim was punched in the head with such force that he was knocked to the ground.”

Lon­don Am­bu­lance ser­vices at­tended and took the in­jured man to a cen­tral Lon­don hos­pi­tal and he was later dis­charged. He lost two teeth as a re­sult of the bru­tal at­tack.

On June 19, 2015, an ap­peal was made on BBC Crime­watch Road­show to trace a man po­lice wished to iden­tify in con­nec­tion with the in­ci­dent, lead­ing to Bow­man’s iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Stu­art Green, from West­min­ster Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Depart­ment, said: “This was a cow­ardly un­pro­voked as­sault.

“The of­fender punched the vic­tim to the ground with bru­tal force.

“I would like to com­mend the vic­tim’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to seek jus­tice, and to the BBC Crime­watch team for all their as­sis­tance.

“I would also like to thank the public for their as­sis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing Bow­man which has led to him be­ing brought to jus­tice.”

The 28-year-old was given nine months im­pris­on­ment, sus­pended for two years ,and or­dered to pay the vic­tim £3,500 com­pen­sa­tion af­ter be­ing sentenced for as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm.

South­wark Crown Court or­dered he at­tend a pro­gramme to get help for al­co­hol-re­lated is­sues when he was sentenced on Tues­day Oc­to­ber 12.

He was found guilty on Wed­nes­day 14 Septem­ber of as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm.

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