Man strangled on Boston dance floor

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A man’s current and ex partner’s clashed on the dance floor of a Boston club in a fracas that left one man unconscious after being strangled.

Liam Webb, 20, of Church Meadows, Kirton, appeared before Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday charged with assault by beating.

Prosecuting Jim Clare read out a statement which said the victim, Michael Bullimore, who had previously been with Webb for two years had been in Bluu night club on the dance floor, in the early hours of April 7, when he spotted Webb with his new partner.

He said that at some point during the night the new partner approached him and started being abusive. Mr Bullimore said he dismissed him and he walked away.

However, a short time later he felt someone grab him and found it was Webb.

Mr Clare said Webb strangled him and shouted at him, blocking his airways until he passed out – waking up on the dance floor in a daze a few moments later.

The assault had resulted in bruising on the left and right hand side of his neck.

In defence Liz Hart said it was ‘clearly an unpleasant incident’ which had been triggered by the meeting of Webb’s current and former partners .

She said that words had been exchanged and that the current partner had returned to Webb and told him he’d been ‘harrassed’ and Webb had lost his temper.

She added he had not realised Mr Bullimore was unconcious and had not been drinking that night as he was driving.

She also said Webb had been forthcoming and admitted everything to police.

Magistrates fined Webb £200 and ordered him to pay £70 compensation, £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.