Bouncer jailed for throwing man out of bar with such force he landed on other side of street

Victim says bouncer 'ruined Christmas' by hurling him into wall

Ashley Pemberton
Monday 12 August 2019 19:56 BST
Bouncer throws man across street into wall in shocking CCTV

A bouncer has been jailed after he threw a reveller out of a bar so hard he crashed into a wall - on the opposite side of the street.

A court was shown CCTV footage of Timothy Crump, 36, ejecting the victim from the premises with such force he was left with a dislocated elbow and a head wound.

Crump, who had been a doorman for ten years, threw the drinker from a York city centre pub after he had been "abusive" to staff, a court heard.

Alison Whiteley, prosecuting, said the victim had been at a work Christmas party when staff told him he had to leave because the bar was closing at 3am on 22 December last year.

She said her client could not understand why a group of women at the bar were being allowed to stay.

In a victim personal statement, he said the incident had "ruined Christmas".

His injuries had left him unable to use his arm and prevented him doing the sports and physical activity he liked.

Crump, of York, North Yorkshire, denied causing actual bodily harm, but was convicted at a trial.

His solicitor Adam Henry said the victim had been drinking at Kennedy’s bar and was refusing to leave despite being asked to do so by several members of staff.

Mr Henry said the reveller had been abusive to a colleague of Crump, so he had taken the decision to expel him.

He told York Magistrates' Court that Crump had only shoved the victim but accepted he had used excessive force.

Crump no longer had a job as a door supervisor and is currently a plumber working with students, Mr Henry added.

Jailing Crump for 16 weeks, district judge Adrian Lower said: “His face went into the opposite wall before he ended up on the ground, clearly in some distress.

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“You, without a backwards glance, returned back into Kennedy’s.

“As a result of your conviction, I suspect you won’t be able to work as a bar staff again.”

He also ordered Crump to pay £250 compensation to the victim and banned him from the bar in York for two years.

Some of his former work colleagues were in court to hear the sentence and a woman with them stormed out of court when the district judge said Crump would be jailed.


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