Man jailed after attack on bouncers at a nightclub
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.