Thug hit man as he tried to stop row

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A thug who attacked a man in a Chesterfield town centre bar is due to be sentenced.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday how Scott Colley, 36, of Spital Lane, Chesterfield, punched Luke Slater after he tried to break up a disagreement between his friend and Colley in the Back to the 90s Bar.

Becky Allsop, prosecuting, said Luke Slater’s friend was talking to door staff when the defendant told him to shut up or he would ‘take him round town’ and Mr Slater’s friend was heard to say, “I bet you a tenner you don’t”.

As Mr Slater tried to separate the two, Colley caught Mr Slater with a fist, according to Mrs Allsop. Colley pleaded guilty to assault after the attack in July.

Elizabeth Roley, defending, said Colley started with the intention of defending himself from an anticipated attack. Magistrates adjourned the case to October 17 to consider a probation report.