A MAN who attacked a pub-goer in Chester’s Chichester Arms and aggressively waved a pool cue at him has received an 18-month supervision order.
Ashley McAllister, 23, formerly of Chester but now living in Bristol, admitted the offence which happened on February 24.
Prosecuting, Rob Youds told Chester magistrates that police attended the Garden Lane pub at 10.20pm after hearing the defendant had been causing problems.
CCTV footage showed McAllister having a brief conversation with another pub-goer before punching him several times to the head.
McAllister then took a pool cue, waving it at the victim, before being forced out of the pub twice.
Police arrived at the scene, arrested McAllister and interviewed him. He said he was defending himself with the pool cue, but was ashamed of his actions.
Defending, Amy Valentine said McAllister moved to the Chester area, lost his job and frequently turned to alcohol and drugs.
Ms Valentine added it had taken this incident to put him on the right track.
Magistrates imposed an 18-month supervision order, to include a seven-week curfew where McAllister must stay at his home address from 8pm to 7am.
He must also pay £105 prosecution costs.