Man jailed for restraining victim outside Dover nightclub
Martin Feehan, 51, of Clarendon Street, Dover, assaulted a man who was trying to get back into a venue in the town on 28 October 2018.
The victim had been out with friends but was asked to leave the club by staff. As he spoke to door staff outside he was pushed away from the door and ripped another man’s jacket.
Feehan then restrained him on the floor for around 17 minutes, putting his knee on the man’s head, causing the victim to lose and then regain consciousness.
When police arrived the victim was shivering from the cold and had suffered head injuries.
Feehan is a nightclub doorman, but was not working for the venue. He had stopped to talk to others at the club, but was still displaying his security badge when the assault took place.
Detective Constable Kay Brown, Kent Police’s investigating officer, said: ‘Feehan went well beyond what would have been proper and proportionate restraint and could easily have left his victim more seriously injured.
‘We work hard to tackle late-night violence in Kent’s towns and cities and will look to prosecute anyone who assaults another during an evening out.’