Margate man jailed for unprovoked attack on Ramsgate doorman

Jailed: Seamus O’Brien

A Margate man who admitted assaulting door staff at a Ramsgate nightclub has been jailed.

Seamus O’Brien, 26, was jailed for 21 months for causing grievous bodily harm when he appeared at Canterbury Crown Court on Friday 30 November.

In the early hours of 9 June 2017 O’Brien was outside the establishment near Ramsgate Harbour when he was told by a friend that he thought the victim, who was working as security staff, was filming them on his phone.

O’Brien approached the victim, a man in his 50s and punched him from behind. The victim suffered an injury to his face which needed stitches.

In court O’Brien admitted the unprovoked attack and was sentenced to 21 months in prison.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Leah Roberts said: “To attack someone who is working to keep people safe is viewed in a very poor light by the courts and I am pleased the judge recognised the severity of O’Brien’s actions against the security staff.

“The violence and aggression shown by O’Brien is simply not acceptable.”