Jail for bouncer who headbutted MP

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A bouncer who admitted head-butting an MP and breaking his nose was jailed for 12 months yesterday. Keiron Quinn, 30, had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to assaulting Labour MP Ian McCartney and causing him actual bodily harm at Wigan Labour Club last November. Mr McCartney, 45, has campaigned for a national registration scheme for doormen and bouncers.

Sentencing Quinn, who is married with two children, Bolton Crown Court Judge Brian Carter said: "You are not being sentenced by us because it was a Member of Parliament you assaulted. It is our belief that the public would be outraged if you did not go to prison."

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