The below has been taken from a recent news article:
A bouncer who attacked a promising rugby player and his friend during a shocking brawl outside a Manchester nightclub has been jailed.
Joe Sharratt was left with permanent hearing loss in one ear after being left unconscious following the fracas outside Factory on Princess Street.
The incident was caught on camera.
Gareth Carr, who punched Mr Sharratt with a ‘very strong blow’, has been jailed for 21 months.
Five other bouncers – including the head doorman that night – were spared jail.
They attacked Mr Sharratt and his friend Leon Cooper after the pair were asked to leave the club.
Judge Suzanne Goddard QC told the defendants: “It seems as if all the training the doormen must have received as registered under the SIA (Security Industry Authority) scheme had been forgotten, and excessive and unnecessary force was used.
“It is incomprehensible that what was a minor incident at the start could not be peaceably and lawfully controlled by a group of, in the main, experienced and trained doormen.”
Manchester Crown Court heard friends Mr Sharratt and Mr Cooper, both 18 at the time, had been enjoying a night out together.
Mr Sharratt, a talented rugby league player, had played at the Etihad Stadium earlier that day, in December 2018, representing Lancashire in a game against Australia.
They arrived in the city centre just before 1am and went straight to the club.
Prosecuting, Hugh McKee said they were talking to some girls, but some other men began to take exception and there was an altercation.
They were asked to leave the club and did so without any problems.
When outside, Mr Cooper, a University of Manchester student, asked why they had been ejected.
The incident began to get ‘more heated’, the court heard. The two men were pushed away by door staff.
The court heard one of them may have ‘punched out’, but Judge Goddard said this could ‘in no way justify what then happened’.
It then descended into a brawl, with punches being thrown by the doormen. Blows were ‘rained down’ on Mr Sharratt, while Mr Cooper was repeatedly punched to the head and body.
Mr Sharratt fell to the ground, unconscious. Imran Ilayas, 41, punched both men, and threw Mr Cooper against a metal barrier.
Javad Yousefi-Solimonbolagh, 25, was punched himself, but then attacked both men. Mohammed Saleem, 22, the head doorman that night, punched Mr Cooper.
Amjad Yasin, 38, a dad-of-six, punched Mr Sharratt in the head, and ‘tall and powerfully built’ Carr landed a ‘very strong blow’ on him, which caused him to fall to the ground. Carr, 21, also punched Mr Cooper in the head.
Ilayas dragged Mr Cooper to the ground and held him, while others attacked him. Lee Clark, 42, also punched Mr Cooper.
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Original article found here