A man who struck a teenager on the head with a beer bottle during an incident outside an Ingoldmells bar has been given a suspended jail sentence at Lincoln Crown Court.
Philip Errickson hit local youth Thomas Favell, 19, with the bottle after confronting the teenager outside the Summerlands pub on Roman Bank in the resort.
Phil Howes, prosecuting, said that Mr Favell had been attacked by another man moments earlier.
He said that in the early hours the teenager went outside for a cigarette only to be threatened first by another man and then by Errickson.
Mr Howes said “The complainant was hit by another male. At that point the defendant came in and delivered a blow to the victim’s head with a beer bottle.
“He missed on one occasion but was successful on a second occasion. The blow to the right side of the head caused a laceration which bled. He was treated at Skegness Hospital.”
Errickson,23, of Woodlea, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm on 15 November 2010.
Robert Underwood, defending, said Errickson, who was working at Butlins at the time, acted out of character and could not explain his actions.
“He is absolutely ashamed of his behaviour on that occasion. He has now curtailed his drinking.
“He has no prior convictions or cautions and this was a single blow. The bottle did not break.
“This is a young man of considerable talents. He is part way through a three year degree although he does not know when he will complete it.”
Errickson was given a 20 week jail sentence suspended for 12 months and 200 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £2,000 towards prosecution costs.