Woman who was caught on CCTV smashing bottle over doorman's head in shocking brawl is fined just £170

  • Sophie Robson, 25, was caught attacking the bouncer with a makeshift weapon
  • Doorman Stephen Bond, 42, said blood was pouring from the back of his head
  • The former kickboxer said he was 'angry' at the fine after the Merseyside melee

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This shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a bottle is smashed over a doorman's head - leaving the woman responsible with just a GBP170 fine.

Sophie Robson, 25, was captured attacking 42-year-old Stephen Bond with the makeshift weapon by cameras outside The Harbour Bar in Liverpool.

Robson is shown on the video launching the vicious blow with the glass in her hand in an incident which Mr Bond said left him 'with blood pouring from the back of his head' as he tried to break up a melee between several people outside the venue.

Mr Bond, who now works for a day-time security company and runs a gym, said his background in kickboxing helps him be 'controlled and disciplined'.

As a blonde-haired woman tries to lead her friend away from the Liverpool bar the other reveller seems to make some kind of gesture at the doorman

Woman who was caught on CCTV smashing bottle over doorman's head in shocking brawl is fined just £170

After a scuffle breaks out between two women the bouncer is seen doing his best to break up the melee

Woman who was caught on CCTV smashing bottle over doorman's head in shocking brawl is fined just £170

As more people become involved in the melee the bouncer does his best to reach the middle of the brawling group so he can break things up but is struck on the head

Woman who was caught on CCTV smashing bottle over doorman's head in shocking brawl is fined just £170

The doorman tries to free himself from the scuffle caught by cameras outside The Harbour Bar in Liverpool

Woman who was caught on CCTV smashing bottle over doorman's head in shocking brawl is fined just £170

The doorman is shown rubbing the back of his head after suffering a blow from the bottle

He said: 'In a situation like that as a doorman, you have to be calm and let things slide.

It is about calming and diffusing a situation.'

The video starts with women walking outside onto the pavement at the apparently normal end of a night out.

As a blonde-haired woman tries to lead her friend away the other reveller seems to make some kind of gesture at the doorman.

The doorman lets them go but the situation deteriorates as a scuffle breaks out between two women.

As more people become involved in the melee the bouncer does his best to reach the middle of the brawling group so he can break things up.

Woman who was caught on CCTV smashing bottle over doorman's head in shocking brawl is fined just £170

Stephen Bond said his background in kickboxing helps him be 'controlled and disciplined' in situations like the one shown on the CCTV

But as he tries to separate the partygoers he is struck over the head by the bottle, though he is not deterred from his job and continues to try and keep the peace as he rubs the back of his head.

Mr Bond was found to be totally justified in his actions by the authorities in relation to the incident.

He added: 'This incident did put a lot of pressure on me at the time.

'I was the one who was attacked while I was at work and I have stopped nightclub work now, because I don't really want to put up with that.'

He claims one of the girls involved in the brawl, which took place on July 16, 2017, is an SIA doorwoman, about whom he has contacted police over harassment on social media, and who 'should have known better'.

Robson, of Litherland, Merseyside, appeared in South Sefton Magistrates' Court two weeks ago over the incident and was handed 300 hours of community service and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of GBP85 and costs of GBP85.

Mr Bond, who is a trained fire warden and qualified in health and safety, said he was 'angry' at the fine handed to Robson and said he believed he would 'probably be in prison if it was the other way round'.

He was treated for injuries to his nose and head after the attack.

Woman who was caught on CCTV smashing bottle over doorman's head in shocking brawl is fined just £170

Mr Bond said he was 'angry' at the small fine handed to Robson and said he believed he would 'probably be in prison if it was the other way round

After the sentence, he added: 'I was shocked and disappointed.'

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: 'We can confirm a woman was sentenced following an assault on a man in Waterloo in July 2017.

'A report was received that the assault had taken place shortly before 1.20am on July 16 outside Harbour Bar on South Road, Waterloo.

'The victim, a 42-year-old man, was treated for injuries to his nose and head after being struck with a glass by Sophie Robson, 25, of Anderson Road, Litherland.'

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