Finding of ‘Self Defence’ for Night Club Patron


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Charges of ‘Affray’, ‘Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm’ and ‘Common Assault’ were dismissed against a 27 year old night club patron who repeatedly punched a security officer, after the Court found that he may have acted in ‘self defence’.

The security officer sustained a broken nose and bruised eye during the incident, but the prosecution could not disprove the defence argument that the patron was defending himself against the guard’s aggression.