AN American post-graduate student cannot leave the UK until he has paid a Durham doorman £500 compensation for breaking his jaw.

That was the figure Judge James Adkin said he wants lodged with the court before sentencing Kenyatte Allen.

Judge Adkin has already indicated he may pass a non-custodial sentence on the US Masters’ student, who has no previous convictions.

He was involved in a clash with a doorman who accused him of queue jumping outside Players Bar in Walkergate, Durham, on January 15.

The budding professional American Football quarterback, from Georgia, USA, previously completed his Masters’ degree, having studied on a scholarship at Durham University and returned to the city for his graduation, when the incident took place.

Allen, 25, who is bailed to an address in Framwellgate Moor, appeared by Skype to a hearing at Durham Crown Court, sitting in Newcastle.

He admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Chris Morrison, for Allen, said he has been supported by his family during his “extended stay” and would have to rely on relatives to help pay compensation.

Adjourning the hearing until May 22, Judge Adkin said: “By re-listing on Friday we can dispose of the case by the end of the week.

“It’s a bit convoluted and out of the ordinary, but it’s the only way I can see a just resolution to the case.”

Mr Morrison said, in the current circumstances, Allen was keen to return to his family in Atlanta as soon as possible.