Admits Skegness pub assault

A SKEGNESS man admitted assault when he appeared in the town’s magistrates’ court last week charged with assaulting a female member of staff at a local night spot.

Malcolm Leslie Baynham, 52, of Roman Bank, admitted assaulting Amanda Bowley by beating on August 6.

Magistrates heard that Baynham and his wife went to the Litten Tree but fell asleep and had to be woken up by staff at 10.50pm.

A member of the staff, Amanda Bowley, helped Baynham’s wife as she couldn’t wake up and took her outside into a shelter adjoining the popular venue.

Baynham then jumped onto Ms Bowley’s back and punched her several times in the face before a male member of staff came to her assistance.

He was arrested but told police he could not remember the incident.

He had drunk five pints of beer during the evening and had shared two bottles of red wine with his wife.

In mitigation, Mr Saleem Khan said Baynham thought the staff were ‘over zealous’ when they were moving him and his wife and said she suffered injuries when she was being manhandled from the night club.

He said Baynham was ‘thoroughly ashamed of himself for hitting a woman’.

He said Baynham was of good character but had gone over the top on this occasion.

The magistrates imposed a six month conditional discharge and ordered Baynham to pay £50 in compensation to Ms Bowley and costs of £85.