Wymondham farmer facing jail after head-butting a man in a London nightclub
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A farmer who broke a man's nose after head-butting him in a nightclub, has been found guilty of causing actual bodily harm.
Mitchel Britten, of Cavick House Farm in Wymondham, was on the dance floor at the Embargo Republica club in Chelsea, London, when he attacked another clubber.
At his trial at Isleworth Crown Court, the 24-year-old accepted head-butting the victim, who suffered a broken nose and spent two days recovering in hospital after the attack on May 25 last year.
Britten told the court he had to push the victim 'with my head into his nose to get some personal space'.
The farmer explained he could not use his hands to push the victim away because he was holding his drink at the time.
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The court heard how Britten, who also runs a pedigree Charollais sheep flock with his girlfriend, had been drinking beer while watching England play New Zealand at Lord's.
He and his friends then went to Pizza Express, where they shared a bottle of wine, before going back to the Chelsea apartment they rented for the weekend to change for a night out.
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Stephen Spence, defending, asked Britten if he was drunk to which he replied he was in a 'merry sort of state'.
He added: 'I had one gin and tonic there and that's all I can remember. I knew what I was doing. They wouldn't have let me in the club if I was too drunk.'
A jury of seven men and five women took just over two hours to find Britten guilty of causing actual bodily harm after a two-day trial.
His sentence was adjourned until December 16 while reports are prepared.