Worksop: Man admits assault on two Lithuanians

Worksop Magistrates court
Worksop Magistrates court

A Worksop man has pleaded guilty to assaulting two Lithuanian men in the town after he thought they were laughing at his girlfriend.

Jordan Kirk, 19, of Shelley Street, admitted attacking Edvinas Kraulisas and Aurimas Ryliskis in Victoria Square.

The court heard that Mr Kirk has been on an organised night out with his football team when the incident occured.

Prosecuting, Mrs Rosie Wylde said: “The two Lithuanian men were walking past a takeaway when the group inside began picking on them.”

“One of the men, identified as Mr Kirk, then went up to Ryliskis and punched him on the back of the head and caused him to fall to the ground, suffering lumps and bruises.”

“Mr Kraulisas said he went to try and break it up and Mr Kirk punch him too.”

“He says he recalls seeing the group and then waking up in a daze with his head hurting and then being taken to hospital.”

Defending, Mr Andrew Osbourne said Mr Kirk had been drinking on the night, but was not drunk, and he had admitted to having a short temper and that he had simply lost it on the night.

“His girlfriend is pregnant and he was very over-protective of her and simply thought the two men were laughing at her,” he said.

“His girlfriend has since told him not to be so over-protective and Mr Kirk has already been to an anger management session off his own bat.”

Sentencing was adjourned until 28th November.