Former policeman ‘knocked man’s teeth out in street brawl while wearing a pink tutu’

September 13, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

A former policeman knocked a man’s teeth out in a street brawl – while wearing a pink tutu, a court heard.

Alistair Ross, 34, was allegedly involved in a clash between two groups celebrating the last day of the Premiership football season.

Violence erupted when customers tried to eject barred drinker Paul Cherry from a pub.

Ross head-butted someone before chasing Oliver Wright outside and punching him twice in the face, the jury at Bristol Crown Court heard.

Mr Wright said he saw Mr Cherry being pushed over in the middle of the High Street, in Portishead.

He told the court: “I might have said ‘leave him alone’. Someone was saying to me ‘F off’.

“I said ‘no, I’m not leaving my friend on his own’. That’s when I was punched in the face.”

Mr Wright said his attacker said ‘sorry’ and offered to shake his hand.

The jury was told that Ross later phoned Mr Wright and told his wife he was “mortified”.

He also said he was a former policeman, the injured man need not make a statement and offered to pay for dental repairs, the court was told.

Mr Wright said he lost three teeth and had to have #209 of dental treatment.

Ross, of Shirehampton, Bristol, denies assault occasioning actual bodily harm on Mr Wright in May.

The case continues.

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