Man jailed af­ter at­tack on bounc­ers at a night­club

The Scarborough News - - NEWS -

A vi­o­lent 23-year-old who at­tacked two bounc­ers has been jailed for eight months and barred from ev­ery pub in Scar­bor­ough.

Luke Rain­ton had ini­tially been­the­p­eace­mak­er­whenhe came be­tween his girl­friend and ex-part­ner who got into a fight in L’Amour night­club.

But when door staff got in­volved, Rain­ton kicked and spat at them, York Crown Court heard.

Pros­e­cu­tor Cather­ine Moxon said Rain­ton bit one door­man’s fin­ger, caus­ing two punc­ture wounds, and punched the other leav­ing a one-inch cut be­low his eye.

Rain­ton, of Cas­tle Road, was fi­nally re­strained and later ar­rested.

He ad­mit­ted two counts of com­mon as­sault which were in breach of a sus­pended prison sen­tence and ap­peared for sen­tence on Thurs­day July 19.

Ms Moxon said that Rain­ton had pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions for bat­tery, as­sault­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer and drink-re­lated pub­lic dis­or­der. In Novem­ber, he was given a six-month sus­pended sen­tence for two counts of as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing ac­tual bod­ily harm af­ter he ad­mit­ted knock­ing two women un­con­scious.

De­fence bar­ris­ter An­drea Parn­ham said Rain­ton’s track record for vi­o­lence was rooted in drink and the at­tacks on his ex-part­ner fol­lowed a “toxic” re­la­tion­ship.

She said the painter and dec­o­ra­tor was get­ting help for his al­co­hol prob­lem and would lose his job and his flat if he went to prison.

But Judge Si­mon Hickey said Rain­ton had blown the chance the court had given him when he re­ceived the sus­pended sen­tence.

Luke Rain­ton

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