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Durrell Hartley, of Whyatt Court, Sherbrook Road, appeared before Nottingham’s Magistrates Court earlier today, Tuesday, November 5, pleading guilty to assaulting a security guard.

The 21-year-old assaulted Mr Stevenson outside Rock City on 13th September 2019.

According to the prosecution, Hartley left Rock City and repeatedly swore at Mr Stevenson  and this verbal assault lasted around 15 minutes.

At first, none of the security guards retaliated to Hartley.

The court heard Hartley proceeded to walk away before coming back, apologising and being physically violent, leaving Mr Stevenson with a bloody nose.

Hartley was chased away by the other security guards who eventually caught up with him and began kicking him.

District Judge Rastogi revealed to the court that this offence was in breach of Hartley’s 12-month suspended sentence which he received for a similar offence.

Rastogi told Hartley that she would not be sending him to prison, to which his mother, who sat at the back of the public gallery, released a deep sigh of relief.

Rastogi said that she had spared Hartley jail as he had previously completed rehabilitation courses.

Hartley’s suspended sentence was extended to 18 months with a 12-month community order for assault.

In addition to this he was given 160 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £150 compensation to the door supervisor.

At the end of his hearing, Rastogi warned Hartley that he “would not get a second chance.”

By Emma Guise & Annika Shoker