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Door supervisor found guilty of assault

September 15, 2010

A door supervisor has been found guilty of assault following an incident at a pub in Walsall town centre. Lennie Greenaway, aged 25, from Birmingham, was seen to push a customer out of a doorway. The customer fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious when his head hit the pavement.

Following a trial, which ended last Thursday (9/9/10) Greenaway was convicted of Common Assault and magistrates fined him £375, with costs of £300 and a £15 victim surcharge. Greenaway was also ordered to pay £100 compensation.

Sergeant John De-Hayes from the Walsall Borough Licensing Team said

“Door supervisors have a difficult and sometimes dangerous job. Occasionally they have to use a reasonable degree of force to remove or restrain people who are causing problems. In this case, excessive and unnecessary force was used and although the injuries received were relatively minor, there was a potential for much more serious injury. While we support the work that door supervisors do in keeping venues safe, they are not immune from prosecution when they behave inappropriately.”

**UPDATE**

Following the trial, Mr Greenaway appealed to the Crown Court against conviction. The appeal hearing was held on Friday 11th February. The appeal was dismissed and the conviction still stands.

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