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Jude Smyth of Abbots Langley banned from pubs and clubs after drunken fights
An Abbots Langley man with a kidney disease has been banned from pubs and clubs after ending up in court for drunken fights for the second time in two years.
Jude Smyth, 24, also had a curfew imposed on him when he appeared in St Albans Crown Court on Friday after admitting to assaulting Alex Raher by beating, damaging property and breaching a suspended sentence.
The latest charges come after he was given an eight-month jail sentence suspended for two years in April 2011 for a fist fight in which a man's jaw was broken.
Defence barrister Geoffrey Birch said Smyth had been on income support having suffered a kidney disease but had now been given the all clear for work.
"He got drunk, lost his cool and got involved in a fight," added Mr Birch.
Judge John Plumstead gave Smyth a nine month curfew stipulating he must stay at his home in The Fairway between 9pm and 4.30am.
In addition to the curfew he ordered Smyth not to go into licensed premises until the suspended sentence is over.
Smyth was also ordered to pay the victim, Mr Raher, who suffered a bleeding nose after being hit, £500 compensation.
He said: "You very nearly got to the end of the suspended sentence. The current offence is much less serious. Most of your problems have been drinking with a bad crowd. You are not allowed in premises where alcohol is served."