A man needed nine stitches to repair a cut lip after he was punched in the face in a Lynn bar, a court has heard.
James Manning-Coe, 49, of Lynn Road, Castle Rising, pleaded guilty to a charge of assault when he appeared before magistrates yesterday.
The court heard Manning-Coe attacked the man in Bar Red, in Norfolk Street, on the evening of April 11.
During a police interview, he said he entered the premises and punched the man after seeing him mouth an abusive word in his direction. He then got into a taxi and went home.
The court also heard there had been a previous dispute between the two parties.
And Giles Beaumont, prosecuting said: “He (Manning-Coe) concluded the interview by saying he did not regret what he had done.”
George Sorrell, mitigating, said his client had shown remorse for his behaviour and had acted under provocation.
Manning-Coe was given a 12 month conditional discharge and told to pay £150 compensation. £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.