Robbery victim hit with vodka bottle and beaten up outside Coalville nightclub
A robbery victim was hit over the head with a vodka bottle and beaten up outside a night club, a court heard.
He struggled to keep hold of his bag and a wallet containing £300 as two men joined the robber in attacking him.
The man was repeatedly punched and kicked, Leicester Crown Court was told.
Fearing he was going to be stabbed, the victim let robber Stevie Gold take his possessions.
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The incident happened outside the Emporium club, Coalville, on April 16 last year.
Gold (21), of Sperry Court, Ibstock, was jailed for three years yesterday .
He admitted robbery and affray.
Jeremy Janes, prosecuting, said the victim was out with friends when he encountered the defendants sitting at a table drinking from a bottle of vodka. Gold shouted a request for tobacco papers.
Mr Janes said: "The victim had an Umbro shoulder bag and went over, taking out his wallet to get the Rizla papers."
Gold saw he had a lot of money on him and struck him over the head with the bottle, shouting: "Give it all up."
Mr Janes said: "He described hands grabbing at the bag and being pulled to the ground and someone going through his pockets.
"The two others joined in. All three were punching and kicking him and he was kicked in the face."
The victim let them have his bag. He suffered a cut cheek, chipped teeth and scratches to his arm, chest and back.
He picked out all three in an identity procedure.
Co-accused Elliott Johnson (21), of Park Road, Coalville, and Ricky Adams (22), of Ancaster Mews, Chapel St Leonards, both admitted affray by joining in the violence.
They were each given 12-month community orders.
Johnson was placed under a one-month 7pm to 6am curfew.
Adams will be on 12 months of supervision and is to undergo a 10-day alcohol awareness programme.
Judge Michael Pert QC said: "It was disgraceful behaviour."
Jane Hinds, mitigating for Gold, said he was suffering from an untreated post-traumatic stress disorder, which affected his behaviour, but he wanted to address the problem.
Helen Johnson, for Johnson, said: "He walked away to make a phone call and when he looked round saw his friend in a fight. He was 19 at the time."
Olwen Davies, for Adam, said:
"His involvement was a spontaneous reaction to Gold fighting."