A CLUBBER who broke a man's jaw during a brawl at a city centre nightclub has been spared jail.

Kophie Fisher-Fitzgerald, of St Johns Green, Wallingford, punched his victim Daniel Carter once to the face after a night out in Oxford in the early hours of August 28 2017.

Fisher-Fitzgerald was set to stand trial for the attack but at Oxford Crown Court yesterday he pleaded guilty to one count of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

The 25-year old had been out at Atik in Oxford ahead of the Bank Holiday Monday morning attack at about 1am.

The court heard that the victim had sought out the attacker due to an earlier incident and it was when he approached Fisher-Fitzgerald at the bar that he lashed out and struck him with the single blow.

He left his victim with a fracture to his jaw which required hospital treatment.

In mitigation at yesterday's hearing his defence barrister Lyall Thompson said that his client was 'remorseful' at what he had done and was in full time employment.

He said: "[Fisher-Fitzgerald] realises he should not have struck out in the way that he did. It has hung over him for a very long time, I would ask you to bear that in mind, his good character since this offence and his lack of convictions at any time of a similar nature."

Sentencing, Judge Maria Lamb said: "You have had the good sense to plead guilty and I give you credit for that guilty plea.

"Violence in a public place or any place is not on and won't be tolerated and [...] it is going to marked by a prison sentence, but that sentence can be suspended."

Fisher-Fitzgerald was given a jail term for nine months, suspended for 18 months.

He must also carry out 100 hours of unpaid work and pay compensation totalling £2,000 as well as a statutory victim surcharge.