Fracas in nightclub

A WOMAN had a drink thrown over her and was later knocked to the floor in a Bridlington nightclub.

Bridlington magistrates were told that Steven Andrew Gravil, 26, of Eastfield Road, Bridlington, had approached his ex-partner on the dance floor in Utopia on the seafront on January 7.

Karen Quintick, prosecuting at last Wednesday’s hearing, said Gravil had thrown his drink over her and then walked away.

“Five minutes later Gravil walked past her as he was on his way to the toilets, turned round and pushed her to the floor where she injured her knee,” said Mrs Quintick.

When interviewed by police Gravil accepted what had happened.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of assault at an earlier hearing.

Caroline Wyatt, mitigating, told magistrates Gravil had admitted immediately what had happened in the night club and telephoned the woman the following morning to see if she was all right.

She said Gravil had been suffering from ill health but after seeking help for mental health issues feels he is now back on track.

He was in the RAF but discharged on medical grounds and had worked as a joiner.

“He knows his relationship with the complainant is over and has no intention of contacting her,” said Miss Wyatt.

Magistrates gave Gravil a six month community order which included a requirement to complete a “Chance to Change” programme. He was ordered to pay £85 court costs and the bench imposed a restraining order banning him from approaching or contacting Catherine Buckingham directly or indirectly.