Gorslas rugby fan punched reveller
6:10am Monday 7th May 2012 in News
A 22-YEAR-OLD Gorslas man has received a 12-month conditional discharge after he admitted punching a fellow reveller in a nightclub queue.
Daniel Barlow, of 15 Brynlluan, was waiting to enter Carmarthen’s Metros nightclub during the early hours of February 26 after celebrating Wales’ Six Nations victory over England when he attacked a man who was also in the queue.
Carmarthen magistrates were told that police on foot patrol were approaching the queue into the club at 12.10am when they spotted Barlow throwing two punches at the unnamed victim.
Gerald Neave, prosecuting, told magistrates the incident spread panic amongst the clubgoers.
“Girls were screaming.
The police officers did not see the other male throw any punches,” he said.
When arrested, Barlow told the officers: “Yes, I know. I hit him twice – he was having a go at my girlfriend.”
Barlow told the officers that although he had been drinking he did not consider himself to be drunk.
Representing himself in court, Barlow told magistrates: “I was in the queue and saw four boys coming towards me.
“I thought the four boys were going to hit me. I thought it was self-defence.”
Barlow admitted a charge of using threatening behaviour.
Magistrates granted him a 12- month conditional discharge.
Barlow was also ordered to pay £85 court costs.