A lifeguard filmed himself beating up his former girlfriend’s new boyfriend after the pair went on a stag party together.
Josh Moffitt attacked Joshua Murdock outside a bar in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on March 11th last.
The pair had spent the day in eachother’s company but things turned nasty when Moffatt began to ask Mr Murdock about his ex-girlfriend.
Without warning, Moffitt attacked his victim outside McGinley’s Bar on Letterkenny’s Main Street.
He punched Mr Murdock and then filmed him with his phone while he kicked him in the face.
The innocent victim was left covered in blood and also suffered deep wounds over both eyes for which he had to be hospitalised and receive stitches.
Moffitt, aged 25, appeared at Letterkenny District Court where he was charged with assault.
Solicitor for Moffitt, Mr Patsy Gallagehr said his client had been drinking heavily at the stag party and although he had no memory of what happened, he accepted full responsibility for it.
“This should never have happened and he only realised what he had done when the alcohol left his system,” said Mr Gallagher.
He added that the entire incident had had a profound effect on Moffitt and his circle of friends.
Moffitt, of Avonbrrok Gardens, in Coleraine, Co Derry, had no previous convictions, the court was told.
Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until December 17th for a community service and probation report as well as asking the Probation Service to see if this was a suitable case for restorative justice between Moffitt and his victim.
He also asked for a victim impact statement from Mr Murdock.