Man who attacked Huddersfield nightclub doorman sent to jail
Oct 19 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
AN ILLEGAL immigrant who left a Huddersfield club doorman with a “permanent disfigurement” after a knife attack has been jailed.
Roy Scott, 31, stabbed Edward Nowell after being thrown out of Legends nightclub on Viaduct Street.
He is likely to be deported after serving a sentence of four years and nine months for one charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and one of possessing a knife.
Jailing him, Recorder Carl Gumsley, said: “The public is sick of people putting them at risk by carrying knives. When knives are carried, it may not be the intention of those carrying them to use them, but when an incident happens it’s all too easy to do as you did and cause serious and permanent disfigurement.”
Bradford Crown Court heard it was Mr Nowell’s first night working at Legends when Scott, who was living at Tanfield Road in Birkby, turned up at about 2.30am with a wooden-handled lock-knife hidden in his underwear.
He walked straight into the club without paying and avoided the door staff who were frisking customers for knives.
Prosecutor Ben Crosland told the court that, after being ordered to stop, Scott told the bouncers: “F*** off, don’t touch me.”
He was found in the smoking area and was told to leave.