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Wheel Bar assault

A FATHER of seven who violently assaulted a bouncer after being refused admission to a Lerwick bar after closing time has been ordered to compensate his victim.

Visiting construction worker Joseph Kelly pled guilty to assaulting the bouncer at Da Wheel Bar on 13 December.

The court heard the 31 year old, whose address was given as Room 1, Viewforth House, Burgh Road, pulled his victim to the ground before repeatedly punching and kicking him on the head and body.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said the Kelly had “not taken kindly” to being stopped at the door shortly after 1am.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said his client, who is married with seven children, had been out celebrating his boss’ birthday.

Sheriff Philip Mann said it was “good fortune rather than design” that the bouncer was not injured in the incident.

He fined Kelly £400 and ordered him to pay £300 compensation to his victim.