Liverpool clubber awarded compensation after losing part of testicle in doorman attack
Nov 26 2012
by John Siddle, Liverpool Echo
He awarded Mr Edgar £5,000 compensation.
Judge Gilmour handed a 12-month jail sentence to Whitby, who is no longer a doorman due to ill health, suspended for two years.
He was also given a 12-month community order.
Steve McNally, defending Whitby, who described the kick as a “languid flick” said: “There is clear remorse and regret expressed by Mr Whitby, moreover sympathy for the injury sustained by Mr Edgar.”
Leary was given an eight-month sentence, suspended for 18 months, and told to do 200 hours’ unpaid work.
Barrister Lloyd Morgan said his client had “shown shame for his involvement in this incident and genuine remorse as well”.
Flaherty, of Talland Close, Halewood, pleaded guilty on a written basis of fact that he was responsible for kneeing the victim but did not land the blow to the groin.
Judge Gilmour expressed to the court his surprise that both Flaherty and Leary had been allowed to continue working at a bar which “continues to employ people who have pleaded guilty to assaulting a customer”.
Flaherty was handed a 12-month community order and told that he must carry out 200 hours’ unpaid work.
FORMER Coronation Street actor Andrew Lancel was charged with five counts of sexually abusing a child. The 42-year-old actor, who played Frank Foster in the ITV soap, is accused of indecent assault of a victim under 16 years old. Lancel, from Gateacre, was charged with historical child sex offences believed to date back to his trainee actor days. He was charged on Friday under his real name Andrew Watkinson and was bailed by Merseyside Police. The soap star, who is currently starring in the title role of Epstein: The Man who made the Beatles at the Epstein theatre and is due to play the villain in a city pantomime later this month, will appear at South Sefton Magistrates' Court on December 19. His solicitor Stuart Nolan said he “strenuously denies the allegations”. A Merseyside Police spokesman said Lancel, who played Detective Inspector Neil Manson in The Bill, was charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003. A police spokesman said: “Merseyside Police can confirm that a 42-year-old man from Gateacre has been charged with five offences of indecent assault on a child under 16 under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.”Read