Mablethorpe man ‘became a changed person’ when drunk

A Mablethorpe man who became ‘a changed person’ when drunk, was caught on CCTV punching and kicking in a fracas outside a nightclub in the resort.

Aiden Wainwright, 20, of Seaholme Road, admitted a charge of using using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour in Victoria Road on November 4 last year.

Prosecuting, Paul Wood said Wainwright had been seen on CCTV to be the ‘main aggressor’ in the incident which had spilled out of a nightclub.

“He was seen throwing punches at a man in the street and two more towards another person,” Mr Wood told Skegness Magistrates Court on May 15. “He was goading another person into fighting and threw several further punches and kicks at another.

“In his interview he admitted he had had four or five pints of lager and couldn’t remember too much about it.He said he was a changed person when he was drunk and that probably someone had just stared at him.”

Wainwright had been sentenced to 18 months in a young offenders’ institute in October 2011 after an ABH, but was released on license before being recalled to serve his remaining five months after the incident in November.

Dave Clapman, defending, said Wainwright had voluntarily attended the police station on November 8.

“There had been an incident in a nightclub where somebody he was with was assaulted,” Mr Clapham told the court.

“It was a female companion of his that had been assaulted and it spilled out into the street.

“This is not an allegation of ABH or assault, as usually happens when there is no complainant.

“He hasn’t wasted his time in prison, he undertook an NVQ and has secured employment as a painter and decorator and has stopped drinking to excess. His rehabilitation is improving.”

The magistrates handed down a 12 month conditional discharge because of the time Wainwright had already served in prison.

“You are not being punished today but if you commit another offence in the next 12 months you will be punished for this offence as well as the new offence,” they told him.

Wainwright was forced to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge, which he agreed to pay at £10 per week.