Drag-lov­ing cage fighter hit bounc­ers


A VIG­I­LANTE cage fighter no­to­ri­ous for dress­ing in drag on nights out was ar­rested for a spate of night­club at­tacks.

Daniel ‘Lion­heart’ Ler­well ( above), 25, hit the head­lines when he and a cagefighter pal were on a night out dressed as drag queens – and tack­led drunken yobs, floor­ing a pair of trou­ble­mak­ers while wear­ing fish­nets in an in­ci­dent caught on CCTV.

But Ler­well found him­self in the dock af­ter ad­mit­ting to a spree of as­saults.

Swansea Crown Court heard Ler­well was in a night­club in the city cen­tre with four friends when he knocked out a bouncer who’d asked them to calm down. At an­other club he re­peat­edly punched a bouncer, too.

Judge Keith Thomas de­scribed the at­tacks as “dis­grace­ful and mind­less thug­gery”.

Ler­well was given a 51-week sus­pended sen­tence for ABH, GBH and as­sault, must do 250 hours of un­paid work and pay £1,000 in com­pen­sa­tion.

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