Briton Fined $5,000 for Head-butting Stranger Outside Nightclub after a Dispute

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Eventful things happen at nightclubs sometimes.

Music, alcohol and company aside, watch out for headbutts.

Man Headbutted Stranger Outside Nightclub

On 20 January, Tyson Wayne Plant, a United Kingdom citizen, pleaded guilty to one count of voluntarily causing hurt to Mr Nick Macalauy, who is a Singaporean.

Plant, a managing consultant at NES Fircroft, went with a friend to the now-defunct nightclub, Kilo Lounge Singapore, at Tanjong Pagar on 18 August 2018.

Kilo Lounge’s website states that it was “a hidden getaway from the hustle and bustle; a place for good vibes and even better music”.

However, this was not the case on the day of the brawl. Things took a turn at 3.10 am when Plant got into a heated argument with other patrons outside the nightclub. One of them then punched Mr Plant in the face.

Upon witnessing this, 30-year-old Mr Macalauy intervened and tried to calm the situation.

However, his efforts were not appreciated. After walking away, Plant followed him and headbutted his face.

Victim Suffered a Fractured Nose

Mr Macalauy suffered a fractured nose as a result.

That day, he sought medical attention at Changi General Hospital and was issued two weeks of medical leave.

While Plant’s action caused much pain, he made efforts to mitigate this by compensating Mr Macaulay with $12,000 around May last year. Plant’s lawyer Yusfiyanto Yatiman from law firm Rajah and Tann told the court that the money was for medical fees, transport and out of “goodwill”.

The Man Was Fined $5,000

Mr Yusfiyanto highlighted that his client did not initiate the physical violence. Instead, Mr Plant committed the offence on the spur of the moment, and he was also a victim of assault.

In the end, Mr Plant was fined $5,000 on Thursday (20 Jan) for assaulting the man.

For voluntarily causing hurt, he could have been jailed up to two years, fined up to $5,000, or both.

Nightclub Happenings

This is not the first time something has happened after a night of drinking. In a horrific incident outside Marquee Nightclub at Marina Bay Sands, a man was slashed after what started as a Halloween Party.

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While many of us may be more hot-headed in such circumstances, it is always important to ensure that we keep our behaviour in check, and avoid getting into unruly and unnecessary conflict with others.


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But anyways, nightclubs can’t operate now, so that might explain it’s a lot more peaceful nowadays.

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Featured Image: Kilo Lounge Singapore

 


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