A PUB doorman head butted another man in a Clitheroe takeaway before running out.

Blackburn magistrates heard that only days before the unprovoked attack John Steer had been given a conditional caution for another assault.

But the court was told the bouncer had no recollection of the takeaway incident.

Steer, 26, of West View, Clitheroe, pleaded guilty to assaulting Chris Dodd. He was fined £200, ordered to pay £75 compensation and £105 costs.

Pat Bramley, prosecuting, said Steer was given a conditional caution for assault on November 25 and assaulted Mr Dodds on December 1. Deborah Morgan, defending, said her client had been out drinking with friends and had no recollection of the incident in the takeaway.

Miss Morgan said it had been a difficult week for her client following the conditional caution.

“He didn’t go out looking for trouble but, given the week he had had, he clearly over-reacted to someone in his face swearing at him.”