Victim from knockout punch video sues London bar, bouncer

A London man who was knocked unconscious by a blow from a bouncer at a Richmond Row pub has launched a $300,000 lawsuit against his attacker and the bar.

A London man who was knocked unconscious by a blow from a bouncer at a Richmond Row pub has launched a $300,000 lawsuit against his attacker and the bar.

Craig Hinschberger, 22, was at Molly Bloom’s with friends on April 15, 2018, around 2 a.m., when he was approached by an “aggressive” employee, according to a statement of claim.

Hinschberger was pushed to the ground while leaving the bar before bar employee Daniel Taylor punched him in the face without warning, knocking him unconscious and causing him to slam his head on the ground, the lawsuit alleges.

The attack, described as excessive and unreasonable, left Hinschberger with temporary and lasting injuries, including a traumatic brain injury that affects his ability to work and care for himself, the lawsuit contends.

Hinschberger, who appears on the video to be trying to calm down the man being ejected, gets involved in the scuffle before it breaks up outside. Hinschberger says something to one of the bouncers while holding his arm before he’s struck in the face with a closed fist.

Taylor pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm under a deal that granted him a conditional discharge, an outcome where an admission of guilt is made but no conviction registered. He was sentenced to one year probation and given a 10-year weapons ban.

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