A British banker punched a bouncer on Sydney's George Street on Friday night because the man made fun of him, a court has heard.
James Longworth, 32, told Parramatta bail court yesterday that he "had too much to drink" and “just snapped” when he punched Fady Taiba, 43, at Bar 333.
The security guard has had emergency surgery where pieces of his skull had to be removed and is expected to remain in a coma for two weeks, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.
''It is a very, very silly reason but he made fun of me,” Longworth told the court.
He allegedly king hit the guard in the side of the head while he was looking the other way, causing him to fall backwards down a step and smash his skull on the tiled floor.
Longworth attempted to flee the scene but another bouncer and witnesses held him until officers arrived, police said.
In refusing his bail application, Magistrate Anthony Spence said, ''Until the medical situation becomes a little clearer, he should remain in custody".
"It looks like an unprovoked attack with very serious consequences," the magistrate said.
The matter has been adjourned to Central Local Court on Monday.
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
Author: Matt Khoury. Approving editor: Fiona Willan.