Dad of one from Chapelford admits headbutting stranger

Warrington Guardian: Dad of one from Chapelford admits headbutting stranger Dad of one from Chapelford admits headbutting stranger

A FATHER-OF-ONE has admitted to headbutting a stranger in a town centre bar, a court heard.

Mark John Bibby, aged 31, of Kentucky Close, Chapelford, left his victim with bruises to his face after smashing his head into the bridge of his nose.

Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday how Bibby was drinking in Showbar on Friars Gate when he turned violent.

At 3.30am on November 16, the defendant became aggressive and began squaring up to a group of men.

Victim Nicholas Spreadberry attempted to split them up.

Alison Warburton, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was pushing a bottle towards the chest of another person and the victim told him to get away.

“He headbutted the victim to the nose and the defendant was dragged away.”

The court heard Bibby did not stop following the attack.

As Mr Spreadberry and friends continued to enjoy the night out, Bibby returned, confronting another man and throwing two punches.

“He tried to throw a third punch and fell over,” said Mrs Warburton.

Bibby, who works full time as a joiner, got up and continued to fight, the court heard.

Finding Mr Spreadberry again, he punched him in the face, causing further bruising.

Door staff were informed and the defendant was thrown out of the bar.

Once outside, police were told of the attack and arrested him.

When questioned Bibby, who has a young child, said he could not remembered what happened as he was ‘merry’.

On Thursday he pleaded guilty to assault by beating.

Defending Bibby, who has one previous conviction for criminal damage in 2008, Tammy Mitchell said he was sorry for the assault.

“He very much regrets his decisions and expresses that to the court,” said Ms Mitchell.

“This really was a one off and something that was quite out of character.”

Magistrates sentenced Bibby to an eight week curfew to run from 7am to 7pm.

He will also pay £100 compensation, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

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11:37am Wed 18 Dec 13

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

Chav clown
Chav clown Daz@SankeyviaOrford

11:50am Thu 19 Dec 13

Take2toTango says...

Is he now on Pubwatch?
Is he now on Pubwatch? Take2toTango

3:11pm Thu 19 Dec 13

irishwire says...

What a horrible little chav.
What a horrible little chav. irishwire

11:59am Fri 20 Dec 13

Mrs1979 says...

Again another silly young man who thinks after 2 shandys
He is 10 men !!!!!
Grown up !!!
What is it with alcohol and fighting !!!
I'm in my 30's can have a drink laugh just as much as anyone
But the only fight I have is trying to get in my bed at the end of
A enjoyable evening !!!!
Again another silly young man who thinks after 2 shandys He is 10 men !!!!! Grown up !!! What is it with alcohol and fighting !!! I'm in my 30's can have a drink laugh just as much as anyone But the only fight I have is trying to get in my bed at the end of A enjoyable evening !!!! Mrs1979

2:11pm Fri 20 Dec 13

SickAndTired2 says...

Utter dirt. Not even worth urinating on if it was on fire... These out of character incidents seem to be norm amongst trash like this that are a cancer upon this town.

I see the wonder drug alcohol was once again the trigger... Druggy scum.
Utter dirt. Not even worth urinating on if it was on fire... These out of character incidents seem to be norm amongst trash like this that are a cancer upon this town. I see the wonder drug alcohol was once again the trigger... Druggy scum. SickAndTired2

3:30pm Fri 20 Dec 13

What???? says...

I was once in the same pub as this beast. The way he menacingly sipped his beer as if scouring the room for his next victim mad me feel very intimidated.

Blood thirsty monsters like this need to be given a hug and maybe try to get them into a new hobby, like knitting, voluntary work or endangered Giraffe hunting. I do admire the fact that he has shown remorse, and something that isn't in the article is that he gave £3,500 to his victim as an apology and told him "This is so that you have a merry Christmas, although hopefully not as 'merry' as I was".

Although the story goes that he then urinated on the victim, believing that he had earned the right to do this due to the large some of money he had just handed over.
I was once in the same pub as this beast. The way he menacingly sipped his beer as if scouring the room for his next victim mad me feel very intimidated. Blood thirsty monsters like this need to be given a hug and maybe try to get them into a new hobby, like knitting, voluntary work or endangered Giraffe hunting. I do admire the fact that he has shown remorse, and something that isn't in the article is that he gave £3,500 to his victim as an apology and told him "This is so that you have a merry Christmas, although hopefully not as 'merry' as I was". Although the story goes that he then urinated on the victim, believing that he had earned the right to do this due to the large some of money he had just handed over. What????

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