The bouncer was scarred for life by a thug who threw a stone into his eye.


Ashley McConville was thrown out of the Soho Bar in Concert Square and in revenge tried to rip the nightclub sign off the wall.

A drunken thug left lifelong scars on a bouncer after he made terrible threats and threw a “massive stone” in his face.

Ashley McConville was thrown out of the Soho Bar and then tried to rip the nightclub sign off the wall.

The incident took place in the center of Liverpool at about 7.45pm on Friday 29 March last year when Mr Gheorghita learned that two men had been asked to leave the Soho Bar and left to assist.

Liverpool’s Crown Court heard McConville of Dorset Close, Bootle, beat the 38-year-old man in his left eye who was temporarily blind.

But when that failed, the 36-year-old picked up a brick the size of a brick and hurled the rocket directly at doorman Daniel Gheorghita.

said Ms. McCloskey: “He picked up an ashtray that Mr. Gheorghita thought he was going to throw, but he did not, and the defendant was brought to the ground to prevent him from doing so. Once on the floor, the door staff dispersed, and the complainant then went back.

Louise McCloskey, prosecutor, said, “They shouted, ‘Do you know who I am? Do you know who I am? You’re going to be shot’, and they refused to leave. He describes the defendant as the main aggressor in this situation”.

Other staff at the door had to intervene, and McConville did not resist when he was seized and led away, but then began making further threats.

The prosecutor said, “Instead, he picked up a large stone from the floor, held it in his hands while talking to another member of the door staff, and then threw the object directly at Daniel Gheorghita, hitting him in the left eye.

She said that at this point, after he went outside, he tried to pull the sign down.

“He [Mr. Gheorghita] described that he had no time to react and immediately lost his sight. He went inside and got tissues for his eye, and when he came back outside, the police were already on the scene and he was able to identify the accused.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he underwent a scan, and although no facial fractures were found, a scar was left over his left eye.

He had numerous appointments at the eye clinic and told the court how he “felt nervous and wondered what he had done to deserve this.

McConville had denied that he had inflicted grievous bodily harm, but admitted that the bodily harm had indeed caused bodily harm, which was accepted by the crown.

In a statement from the victim, Mr. Gheorghita said his self-confidence had been damaged and he was careful at work but hoped that he was now able to move on and get on with his life.

McConville, a carpenter, has 14 priors for 28 offenses, including the supply of Class A drugs, and is currently behind bars after an earlier suspended sentence was activated earlier this year.

He was released from prison last May after admitting to an injury in connection with an incident in September 2018 in which he kicked a woman in the head.

He also admitted to violating his bail in July when he failed to appear in court and a warrant was issued against him.


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