Drunk teenager bites bouncer in a nightclub row

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A teenager bit a doorman’s arm as he was escorted from a Halifax nightclub, a court heard.

Saman Sabouri, 18, of Harrison Road, Halifax, bit Nicholas Taylor’s left arm leaving him with puncture wounds and severe bruising as the bouncer tried to remove him from Liquid in Halifax town centre on November 7 last year.

Mr Taylor had been alerted to Sabouri after being told of a fight.

When he arrived at the scene, Mr Taylor found a man who had been punched.

As the punched man went to be cleaned up, Sabouri was pointed out to Mr Taylor, who told him he had to leave the club.

As Mr Taylor was escorting Sabouri to the exit, Sabouri then sunk his teeth in Mr Taylor’s arm.

Sabouri claimed Mr Taylor was twisting his arm heavily.

Mr Taylor was taken to Calderdale Royal Hospital for treatment.

Sabouri, who had been drinking, said he had been arguing with an English man in the nightclub before Mr Taylor had approached him and ask him to leave.

He admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Ken Green, defending at Bradford Crown Court, said Sabouri was working to cut back on his alcohol intake but conceded that drink had played a part in the assault.

Mr Recorder Henry Prosser told Sabouri: “This was a serious offence which is aggravated because first of all you bit someone. Mr Taylor could have suffered serious consequences as a result of that vile action.

“Secondly, Mr Taylor was in a position of responsibility and the courts have a duty to protect people carrying out this sort of work,” he added.

Sabouri was not ordered to pay compensation because he is currently on benefits, but the judge warned him that Mr Taylor could still claim against him.

Sabouri was given eight months’ detention, suspended for 18 months, ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and will be under supervision for 12 months.