"You were looking for trouble"
Ravinder Soni, aged 31, of Harborne, Birmingham, was jailed for eight years following a violent attack on a bouncer.
He attacked the victim with a baseball bat. The violence also saw the victim’s two colleagues hit by a car.
Soni was intent on ‘revenge’ after a scuffle involving security staff at Floodgate Bar in Digbeth on May 7, 2020.
Birmingham Crown Court heard that he and another man drove back to the scene with bats before knocking one bouncer down, beating him and then running over two of the victim’s colleagues when they tried to help.
Paul Spratt, prosecuting, said the initial bust-up may have been fuelled by a phone being taken from Soni.
He and another man eventually left.
Approximately 40 minutes later, they returned in an Audi armed with baseball bats.
The bouncers, who had been getting ready to leave, then went to another pub.
But when one stepped outside, he was chased by the Audi at speed and hit by it.
Soni and the driver then exited the vehicle with the bats and attacked the bouncer, who had curled up into a ball.
One hit his body and legs while the other his head. At one point his head was lifted up so he could be struck.
Mr Spratt explained that two other bouncers tried to push the victim towards a fence when the Audi returned, again being driven at speed.
Both were hit by the car, one of them landing on the bonnet and pinned against a wall and shutter.
The Audi drove off but was abandoned following a crash.
Inside the Audi, a badge belonging to one of the victims was found as well as Soni’s DNA on an airbag.
Mr Spratt said the first victim suffered a scalp injury that required stitches, a broken bone in his hand, bruising and a fractured ankle.
The two others also suffered injuries, albeit less serious ones.
Soni previously admitted wounding with intent, inflicting grievous bodily harm, assault and possessing an offensive weapon.
The court heard that the car driver was still at large.
Rachel Brand QC, defending, said: “His phone had been taken and he had been struck.
“That is an explanation for what triggered these events. It all got completely out of hand.”
She added that Soni was arrested after he was beaten up four months later and needed hospital treatment.
Judge Sarah Buckingham said Soni had drunk a “significant” amount of alcohol on the night.
She said: “The only reason you came back was to seek revenge. You were looking for trouble and had armed yourselves.”
The judge also stated that Soni, who had a previous conviction for a similar offence, had a problem with his temper and sought revenge when his pride was hurt.
She added: “It is very lucky they were not seriously injured or killed.”
Soni was jailed for eight years.