A MAN caught up in a bar brawl which left two students with head injuries told jurors he was sworn at and verbally abused.

A group of about 30 students dressed as golfers were in Que Pasa, in New Road, Oxford, when the alleged incident took place at about 11pm on November 9, 2009.

Kreshnik Pali, 19, denies unlawfully wounding students Charles Noble-Mundin and Daniel Pitchford. Matthew Walsh, prosecuting, said Pali hit them with a bottle “or glass implement”.

Ervin Hoti, 25, the bar manager at nearby Maxwell’s, had earlier ejected the student group from his premises after a toilet was damaged.

He then went with Pali, who he knew and who had been drinking in Maxwell’s that night, to Que Pasa to warn staff of the earlier incident.

Giving evidence at Oxford Crown Court yesterday, Mr Hoti said Pali was “about one or two metres ahead” when they made their way through the crowd of students to leave Que Pasa after talking to the licensee.

He said: “As we were walking through it was very uncomfortable. You have to say ‘excuse me’, ‘excuse me’ and go through. I was getting abuse and I think I might have got kicked or punched. I just didn’t think of anything, I needed to get out.”

He added: “As I got close to the door I saw Mr Pali on the floor. There were three of four guys on top of him.”

Mr Hoti said he did not see Pali, of Borrowmead Road, Northway, holding a bottle or hitting anyone.

The trial continues.