BURNLEY: A reveller had a bottle smashed over his head and was kicked and punched while on the ground in a shocking five-on-one nightclub attack.
Three men have been jailed for their roles in the incident which saw victim Ross Jordan having to have head wounds glued as a result of the early-morning disorder inside and outside Mode in Burnley, the Asian Image has reported.
Prosecuting, Paul Cummings said Mr Jordan was with a group of friends inside the Hammerton Street venue when he was set upon by five men, who included alcohol-fuelled Mohammad Ikram and Zakir Khan.
CCTV footage played at Burnley Crown Court showed 25-year-old Khan, 33-year-old Ikram walking towards Mr Jordan at around 4.30am on May 7, 2018.
Mr Cummings said it was unclear who threw the first punch but Mr Jordan disappeared from view of the camera as he fell to the ground, where he was then set upon by the defendants and three other men who landed kicks and punches to his head and body.
Khan, who was wearing a mask over his head, picked up a bottle and hit Mr Jordan with it while he was grounded. He then threw more bottles at Mr Jordan while the victim was still being hit by Khan’s fellow attackers.
As security staff tried to help Mr Jordan to his feet Khan picked up another bottle and smashed it over his head. Mr Cummings said that when Mr Jordan was back on his feet, surrounded by security staff who are trying to protect him, Ikram stepped forwards and threw three punches at the victim.
The court heard that Mr Jordan was led out the front of the club, while Khan and Ikram and the other unidentified men involved in the attack were ejected via the back.
Judge David Potter jailed Khan, of Board Street, Burnley, for 16 months, Ikram, of Thursby Road, Burnley, for 12 months, and Leach, of Cleaver Street, Burnley, for six months.