Drugs found on man after nightclub attack
LOSING his temper cost a man two and a half years in prison.
Jesse Seel Kent attacked Thomas Poundsford at Thekla nightclub, after Mr Poundsford placed a hat on a woman's head, Bristol Crown Court heard.
Police who arrested Seel Kent for the assault found drugs concealed on him and drugs stashed at his home.
Seel Kent, 19, of Chesterfield Road in St Andrews, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possessing drugs with intent to supply.
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Judge Martin Picton told him: "You were dealing Class A in a nightclub. Texts on your phone give the context. You were clearly drunk, you lost your temper and you punched a man a number of times in his face.
"They didn't deserve that, it shouldn't have happened and you shouldn't have done that."
Virginia Cornwall, prosecuting, said Mr Poundsford was left with a fracture below his left eye and the bulge of his nose was "deviated".
Seel Kent told police: "The kid hit me first," the court heard.
Miss Cornwall said police found nine bags of the drug MDMA hidden in one of his socks, and a further two bags of the drug stuffed down his boxer shorts.
She said an empty draw-string bag was found in his jogging bottoms.
More drugs were found following a search of Seel Kent's home, as well as digital scales and a mobile phone showing drug-related text messages from January to April this year.
Nicholas Arthur, defending, said his client was aged 18 at the time of the offences.
Mr Arthur said: "A report (on Seel Kent) identifies numerous highly commendable and plainly worthwhile activities."
Mr Arthur stressed his client's comparative youth, remorse and how the prison term would be his first.