Guildhall Walk bouncer broke man’s jaw, jury told

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A BOUNCER broke a punter’s jaw after he taunted him for being bald and questioned his sexuality, a court heard.

Security worker Edward Randall, 28, is alleged to have attacked Andi Lawrence outside the Fuzzy Duck, in Portsmouth’s Guildhall Walk.

While his friends went into the bar the 20-year-old was told he couldn’t go inside because he was too drunk.

Annoyed, Mr Lawrence began taunting the two men on the door.

A jury at Portsmouth Crown Court was played CCTV footage which showed Randall lunging at Mr Lawrence at about 9pm on December 18.

Mr Lawrence, who admitted he had drank eight pints but denied being drunk, said: ‘I wasn’t very happy where all my friends had been let in.

‘Me and the bouncers exchanged a few words. It was just a bit of banter, a bit of abuse, things like “you’re hair looks nice”.

‘It wasn’t anything to provoke a fight. I accept I was in the wrong by verbally abusing them.’

His jaw was broken in two places and he had to have two metal plates inserted.

Randall, of Coldeast Close, Sarisbury Green, denies a charge of assault causing grievous bodily harm.

He claims he grabbed him because he felt threatened by Mr Lawrence and was ordered to take him to the ground by his supervisor. (Proceeding)