Thug comes off worse in attack

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A THUG who started a fight with two strangers came off worse when they beat him up.

Danny Waterhouse launched an unprovoked attack on Robert Butler and Damien Page as they were walking home from a night out.

Father-of-one Waterhouse approached the pair in Barncroft Way, Havant, and punched Mr Butler in the face, Portsmouth Crown Court heard.

A struggled followed and the two friends managed to pin the 25-year-old down, leaving him with cuts to his face.

Tom Nicholson, defending, said: ‘We can say that he came off the worst.’

Waterhouse, a labourer, of Park Parade, Leigh Park, pleaded guilty to affray.

The court heard he has previous convictions for 36 offences, including assault and public order matters.

Judge Roger Hetherington said: ‘I note that you were ultimately the one who was worse off in the fight. To that extent it was something of a punishment to you in any event.’

Waterhouse was given a 12-month sentence suspended for 18 months. He was also put on a two-month curfew between 9pm and 5am and told to pay £500 in costs.