Urmston pensioner assaults two barmen, and complains at having to pay fine (From Messenger Newspapers)
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Urmston pensioner assaults two barmen, and complains at having to pay fine
11:00am Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
AN Urmston pensioner complained to magistrates in Manchester about having to pay £200 compensation to two barmen he assaulted.
“I am on peanuts how do you expect me to find the money,” said 68-year-old William Miller.
Court chairman Mr Glenn Barnes-Gott told Miller he would have to discharge the order at £10 a week.
“Bar staff are not there to be used as punch bags,” said Mr Barnes-Gott.
Miller, of Royal Higginson Court, had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of assault on August 24.
He was sentenced to attend a six months alcohol programme and pay £100 compensation to each barman.
Prosecutor Kerry Bell said Miller had been outside The Bar on Wilbraham Road, drinking a bottle of wine he had bought elsewhere.
On being told to move he tried to enter the premises and thumped one barman three times in the stomach and bit him on the arm.
Moments later he attempted to shake the hand of another barman and punched him in the stomach said Mrs Bell.