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Brothers brawled with bouncer after being ordered out of King's Lynn nightspot

Court news (5105395)
Court news (5105395)

A Lynn man had an expensive night out when a ruckus at a town nightclub landed him with a court bill of £815.

Door staff member Ian Luck had his head put through a plasterboard wall during the scuffle at Mojito Lounge in Broad Street just before midnight on October 13.

Prosecuting at Lynn Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Josephine Jones said Vladislavs Garkuls and a man he was with were “aggressive” when asked to leave.

She said: “The defendant grabbed hold of the head of one of the door staff, pushing it through a plasterboard wall.

"There were no visible injuries but clearly pain and discomfort as a result of the assault.”

Garkuls was arrested and had to be restrained at the police station. During this, he kicked an officer's shoulder.

Latvian national Garkuls, of De Grey Road, pleaded guilty to assault and assaulting a police officer.

Mitigating, Andrew Cogan said his client and Garkuls’ brother – the other man asked to leave the nightclub – had already returned to the nightclub and made “voluntary reparation”, paying for the damage.

He said Garkuls’ brother assaulted another member of door staff and had been dealt with by way of a conditional caution.

Mr Cogan said his client was before magistrates because of the chief constable of Norfolk Police’s policy to charge anyone who assaults a police constable.

He added: “Otherwise, in my submission, my client would have been dealt with in the very same manner as his brother. No police officer should be expected to be assaulted in the course of their duties.

“It was just luck, if you will excuse the pun, that Mr Luck’s head was pushed into a stud wall as opposed to a more substantial wall.”

Garkuls was fined £200 for the assault on Mr Luck and ordered to pay him £100 compensation. For the assault on the police officer, he was fined £300 and told to pay him £100 compensation. Garkuls was also ordered to pay £85 costs and £30 victim surcharge.

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