A REVELLER launched an attack on two men after a row over a cigarette, a court heard.
Louis McDonnell, 24, started the fight outside of Go Fresco on Northgate Street, Chester in the early hours of September 15, West Cheshire Magistrates sitting in Chester heard.
McDonnell of Churton Close, Connah’s Quay, began pushing Sebastian Durkas after he turned down his request for a cigarette, Rob Youds, prosecuting, said.
Mr Youds told the court: “After being asked for a cigarette, the defendant pushed the victim, the victim pushed him back and the defendant punched him to the head three times. The incident happened just after 2am.”
He said McDonnell then turned on the victim’s friend and punched him.
Mr Youds said McDonnell, had been drinking throughout the day. He had attended a wedding celebration earlier that day, and later went to Cruise nightclub in St John Street, Chester, with his girlfriend. Police were called and McDonnell was arrested and questioned. McDonnell, who has a previous conviction for battery, told police that he could not remember the incident outside the Go Fresco takeaway.
McDonnell pleaded guilty to two counts of assault before the court.
He was sentenced to a 12 month community order with 12 months supervision, and ordered to pay £100 to each of is victims. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.