Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Attack on Guard Ends in Probation; Angry, Drunk Patron Breaks Bouncer's Nose

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Attack on Guard Ends in Probation; Angry, Drunk Patron Breaks Bouncer's Nose

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Byline: FELICITY CALDWELL felicity.caldwell@qt.com.au

A MAN who attacked a security guard, breaking his nose, has been placed on probation for a year.

Matthew Simeon Cavies, who has several previous convictions for assaults, attacked the bouncer because the guard pushed his friend.

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Cavies, 26, and his friend were at Hotel Metropole on August 14 when the friend was asked to leave due to his unruly behaviour.

The friend refused and was physically removed and Cavies followed voluntarily.

Cavies' friend behaved in an antagonising and threatening manner so the security guard was forced to push him away, the court was told.

Without warning, Cavies rushed over and punched the security guard repeatedly until three other guards restrained him.

Cavies was sat down in a garden bed while the security guards attempted to C[pounds sterling]restore orderC[yen] as a large group had gathered to watch, but then jumped up and again threw several punches at the same victim.

The security guard suffered a broken nose and swelling to his face.

Cavies, who is unemployed, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning bodily harm. …

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