A man woke up in hospital after being assaulted in a town centre nightspot, a court heard.
Matthew Driver was knocked unconscious following the attack at Revolution as he enjoyed Christmas drinks with friends.
James Taylor, of William Street in Crosland Moor, pleaded guilty to his assault at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrates were told that the incident happened on December 23.
He said that Mr Driver, a sales team leader for Currys, was out in the town with friends and colleagues.
At 10.30pm the group ended up at Revolution on Cross Church Street.
James Weekes, prosecuting, said that Mr Driver described himself at this point as merry and a bit wobbly.
He told magistrates that there his group came across another group of men which included Taylor.
An altercation took place which spilled out from the smoking area of the bar into the street, magistrates were told.
Mr Weekes said: “He (Mr Driver) was hit over the head, he fell to the floor and got kicked about the body.
“He says the defendant was really going for it. He remembered being kicked in the head at least once.
“(Mr Driver) thought he was knocked out as the next thing he remembered was waking up in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.”
Another witness Jonathan Bray described Taylor as walking towards Mr Driver with a determined look on his face.
He said that Taylor, 31, punched him at least seven times to the face and body.
Taylor admitted assault but on a basis.
He claimed that he saw a group of men pushing and shoving each other in the bar.
As a couple of his friends were involved he stepped in to separate them, he said.
Magistrates decided that the differing versions of the fight would make a difference to Taylor’s eventual sentence.
They said that they will hold a Newton hearing, a form of mini trial, to determine the true facts of the case.
This will take place on July 25 and Taylor will be sentenced afterwards.
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