AN offshore worker has been left with a £4,510 bill for assaulting a man in a pub.

Callum Swales knocked out the other drinker before kicking him on the floor, Teesside Crown Court was told.

The victim suffered wounds to his nose and cheek, and a fractured shoulder.

Swales, 31, of Tarr Steps, Ingleby Barwick, near Stockton, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm at the Oddfellows Arms in nearby Thornaby on February 18.

He was given a 16-month suspended prison sentence with 140 hours’ unpaid work, and ordered to pay £4,000 compensation and £510 costs.

The £1,000-a-week rigger has previous convictions for violence, prosecutor Harry Hadfield told the court.

Ben Pegman, mitigating, said: “He accepts responsibility. His worry is his family.”

Judge Simon Bourne-Arton, QC, said Swales had “acted on a whim to something that was said” and is “too quick with your fists”.

The judge told him yes: “By acting as you did, you stood to lose your liberty, your job and your family – all of that.”