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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Baker headbutted bar doorman after fight

There had been an altercation inside the pub involving an unidentified third party
There had been an altercation inside the pub involving an unidentified third party

A baker head-butted a pub doorman and kicked another when he was put out for fighting, a court heard.

Tomasz Wajda (39) was on a night out with his wife and friends when he got into a row with another customer who he thought was bumping into them.

He was "violent and incoherent" and had had a lot to drink at the time of the incident.

Judge Bryan Smyth told him to pay €1,000 to the victims and adjourned the case. Wajda pleaded guilty to breach of the peace and two counts of assault at the Czech Inn on Exchange Street last March 15.

Dublin District Court heard gardai were called to the scene at 3.30am to find two security staff restraining the defendant on the ground.

There had been an altercation inside the pub involving an unidentified third party.

Security had intervened and removed the accused from the premises.

Wajda had headbutted one doorman on the side of the face and kicked the other on the shin.

Both suffered minor injuries. The accused continued to be aggressive and was arrested.

Wajda had no previous convictions.

Outrageous

There had been an "awful lot of alcohol on board", his barrister said.

Wajda, of Knocknaree Avenue, Drimnagh, had been living in Ireland for 10 years and was working in a major bakery, along with his wife who was in court to support him.

On the night of the inci- dent the accused thought the other man was knocking into him.

He accepted it was an "outrageous event" and he should never have assaulted the staff, his barrister said.

Judge Smyth told Wajda to pay €500 to each of the victims.

He said if this is done, he will dismiss the assault charges under the Probation Act and fine the defendant on the public order charge.

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