Pair facing prison for assault on bouncer

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TWO men who attacked a doorman leaving him with a fractured cheekbone could be jailed.

Terry Bernard, 34, headbutted Wayne Hamman and Chad Bell, 20, hit him three to four times in the face.

The victim has been told by medics he had at least two fractures to his cheek and may need a plate inserted in his face after the attack in King’s Lynn on September 14.

Bernard and Bell, both of First Avenue, Farlington, Portsmouth, admitted inflicting actual bodily harm when they appeared at West Norfolk Magistrates’ Court.

The pair were in King’s Lynn working on a new Sainsbury’s store.

John McKanna, defending, said they knew they had done wrong and appealed for the court to sentence them and allow them to put it behind them and go back home to their families. He urged that if custody was felt necessary a suspended sentence should be considered.

Mr McKanna said it was true that Bernard was jailed for violent disorder in 2001 and Bird had been dealt with for assault as a youth but said the pair had changed their ways since then.

Magistrates refused to pass sentence, instead committing the case for sentence at crown court, where they can receive a longer sentence. The case was adjourned to a date and court to be fixed.

The victim Mr Hamman was working at Bar Red, in Norfolk Street, King’s Lynn, at the time of the attack and has not yet been able to return to his job because of his injuries, the court heard.