Published: 00:01, 30 November 2015
A dad-of-two claims his arm was broken while being thrown out of a pub in front of his wife.
Lee Terry, 36, from Rainham, has had to have metal pins and plates inserted after an incident at The Jolly Knight in Rochester High Street last Saturday night.
Mr Terry said he was drinking with his wife Alyson, his cousin Amy, and her friends, when they were told to leave as the pub was closing.
He insisted he would finish his drink and leave, but claims he was not given a chance.
Mr Terry said: “I was standing with my wife and my cousin at the bar having a nice conversation.
“I had about 20 to 30ml – about a mouthful – left. There were people behind me with full pints.”
He said he was thrown outside before being punched and “kicked like football” while his wife tried to pull his attackers off. The pub has denied the claims that he was assaulted by door staff.
But Mr Terry said his injuries have had a traumatising effect on his children. “When my children Amelia, seven, and Louie, three, saw me they started crying,” he said.
“My daughter has had a few days off school and has had to have police counselling. She won’t leave my side.
“You can’t do that to people. I was lucky.”
Mr Terry, a bricklayer, will not be able to work for 12 to 15 weeks due to his broken arm. He also has a broken rib, a black eye and cuts and grazes all over his body.
The manager of the Jolly Knight, who was not there at the time of the incident and did not wish to be named, denied the bouncers attacked Mr Terry.
He said: “There was an incident outside. The police are dealing with it.
“It was a normal Saturday night and the door staff asked the gentleman to leave.”
A police spokesman said: “Police were called at 1.22am on Sunday, November 22, to a report of a disturbance at a public house in High Street, Rochester.
"A 51-year-old man, from Chatham, has been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed until January 13, 2016 pending further inquiries."