'No place for violent bouncers in Bolton', say police

Police on patrol in Bradshawgate on

Police on patrol in Bradshawgate on "Mad Friday"

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , crime reporter

THERE is no place for violent door staff in Bolton town centre, police have warned, after a bouncer was sentenced for breaking a reveller’s leg.

Rafike Riaz avoided an immediate jail term after attacking a man outside Shots Bar in Bradshawgate, where he worked as door staff, on Friday, December 20 — known as Mad Friday, one of the busiest nights of the year.

The victim, Mark Lovett, suffered a break to his leg.

Riaz initially claimed to be the victim of an attack — but CCTV showed Riaz assaulting Mr Lovett.

The 43-year-old, of Canada Street, Halliwell, pleaded guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.

Judge Timothy Stead, at Bolton Crown Court, sentenced Riaz to a 12- month suspended jail term.

He was also ordered to comply with a 12-month community order where he must complete a course — Achieving Peaceful Solutions.

The course looks into the defendants’ excuses for using violence and teaches them how to use the right behaviours to avoid violence when they face conflict.

He was also ordered to pay a statutory £60 victim surcharge.

Sgt John Boyce, from Bolton police’s partnership and licensing team, said: “This team has been working closely with the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

“The week after the assault we contacted the SIA and they suspended his licence pending the court result. Now he has been convicted his licence has been revoked. There is no place in Bolton for violent door staff.”

The SIA regulates the private security industry in the UK.

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1:12pm Thu 19 Jun 14

mollymalone86 says...

I hope the doorman from the swan is reading this. The power mad idiot with a goatee!
I hope the doorman from the swan is reading this. The power mad idiot with a goatee! mollymalone86
  • Score: 35

1:17pm Thu 19 Jun 14

hal pel says...

I hope this hired goon has been stripped of his SIA accreditation! I thought the days of the 'strong in the arm, thick in the 'ead' bouncer were behind us. If these are the people that are supposed to be keeping us all safe while enjoying a night out, then God help us!
I hope this hired goon has been stripped of his SIA accreditation! I thought the days of the 'strong in the arm, thick in the 'ead' bouncer were behind us. If these are the people that are supposed to be keeping us all safe while enjoying a night out, then God help us! hal pel
  • Score: 28

1:39pm Thu 19 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

Suspended sentence,does that mean he's free to carry on his Neanderthal activities?
Suspended sentence,does that mean he's free to carry on his Neanderthal activities? boltonnut
  • Score: 20

2:06pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

No place for violent bouncers in Bolton', say police.

This is because the police have the violence part monopolised!
No place for violent bouncers in Bolton', say police. This is because the police have the violence part monopolised! Comment777
  • Score: -3

2:18pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Donkey Stone says...

Comment777 wrote:
No place for violent bouncers in Bolton', say police.

This is because the police have the violence part monopolised!
The police are never violent or power crazed. They only shoot innocent people and then lie and cover it up.
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: No place for violent bouncers in Bolton', say police. This is because the police have the violence part monopolised![/p][/quote]The police are never violent or power crazed. They only shoot innocent people and then lie and cover it up. Donkey Stone
  • Score: -5

2:41pm Thu 19 Jun 14

markthementalist says...

Well I'm sure the victim feels a lot better now that 'justice' has been done.
So, let me get this right:- the guy breaks another man's leg, blames the victim and lies to the police and STILL does not get sent to prison!

Goodness me..........what a country
Well I'm sure the victim feels a lot better now that 'justice' has been done. So, let me get this right:- the guy breaks another man's leg, blames the victim and lies to the police and STILL does not get sent to prison! Goodness me..........what a country markthementalist
  • Score: 31

3:03pm Thu 19 Jun 14

andy_88 says...

well it would help if the SIA system was 100% government based then you wouldn't be able to go out and just spend £300 and buy one without training.
Its far to easy to cheat the system and not do the exams and physical intervention training.
well it would help if the SIA system was 100% government based then you wouldn't be able to go out and just spend £300 and buy one without training. Its far to easy to cheat the system and not do the exams and physical intervention training. andy_88
  • Score: 9

3:08pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Farnworth Lady says...

I read a story last month in the B.E.N. about a Bouncer complaining about a Little Lever Lady in her 30's "Harassing" him (Balmoral Pub) and actually thought it was pathetic at the time, as the Doormen in Bolton are Power Mad and violent, hiding behind their "security" licences.
This should be classed as Assault, and the Bouncer should have to go to Prison, have his Security Licence revoked, and have to pay Damages.

I am so glad the cctv caught him in the violent act!!!

Disgusting.
I read a story last month in the B.E.N. about a Bouncer complaining about a Little Lever Lady in her 30's "Harassing" him (Balmoral Pub) and actually thought it was pathetic at the time, as the Doormen in Bolton are Power Mad and violent, hiding behind their "security" licences. This should be classed as Assault, and the Bouncer should have to go to Prison, have his Security Licence revoked, and have to pay Damages. I am so glad the cctv caught him in the violent act!!! Disgusting. Farnworth Lady
  • Score: 18

3:39pm Thu 19 Jun 14

goldie47 says...

yet another example of patheticweak willed magistrates....this guy should have been locked up
yet another example of patheticweak willed magistrates....this guy should have been locked up goldie47
  • Score: 20

5:36pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Andyroost says...

system again is wrong, regardless of the reason it is common assault, 12 month inside minimum, This meathead must be laughing his co😊k off, there is a need for knobs like him, in the army at war, give him a12 month sign up, see how he comes back. He needs to think, there is prob a price on his head now, there is alway someone bigger or tougher out there,
system again is wrong, regardless of the reason it is common assault, 12 month inside minimum, This meathead must be laughing his co😊k off, there is a need for knobs like him, in the army at war, give him a12 month sign up, see how he comes back. He needs to think, there is prob a price on his head now, there is alway someone bigger or tougher out there, Andyroost
  • Score: 14

6:02pm Thu 19 Jun 14

artistpaint says...

Pathetic.thats gbh.and prison sentence.bully boy.
Pathetic.thats gbh.and prison sentence.bully boy. artistpaint
  • Score: 12

6:04pm Thu 19 Jun 14

hal pel says...

Andyroost wrote:
system again is wrong, regardless of the reason it is common assault, 12 month inside minimum, This meathead must be laughing his co😊k off, there is a need for knobs like him, in the army at war, give him a12 month sign up, see how he comes back. He needs to think, there is prob a price on his head now, there is alway someone bigger or tougher out there,
A price on his head? This is Bolton, not the wild west!
[quote][p][bold]Andyroost[/bold] wrote: system again is wrong, regardless of the reason it is common assault, 12 month inside minimum, This meathead must be laughing his co😊k off, there is a need for knobs like him, in the army at war, give him a12 month sign up, see how he comes back. He needs to think, there is prob a price on his head now, there is alway someone bigger or tougher out there,[/p][/quote]A price on his head? This is Bolton, not the wild west! hal pel
  • Score: 7

9:07pm Thu 19 Jun 14

sueie1 says...

Put the bouncers name, Rafike Riaz into the search box at the top of the page, seems he has been in trouble before, trying to set a pit bull terrier on a police woman no less, I feel so much safer knowing that there are people like him out there looking after us all in town!
Put the bouncers name, Rafike Riaz into the search box at the top of the page, seems he has been in trouble before, trying to set a pit bull terrier on a police woman no less, I feel so much safer knowing that there are people like him out there looking after us all in town! sueie1
  • Score: 15

10:37pm Thu 19 Jun 14

kem256 says...

it was my boyfriend that this happened to he just didn't brake his leg he's had to have have an i.m nail put in his leg as the doorman repented stamped on his leg then kicked his leg over the kirb n jumped on it he fractured his ankle had two brakes in his shin bone and shattered his ankle. no were not happy with the sentence n will be appealing for prison sentence, he'd gone for adrink with his work mates for xmas and this happened to him i had 3 heartbroke kids at home who didn't no if there dad would be home for xmas
it was my boyfriend that this happened to he just didn't brake his leg he's had to have have an i.m nail put in his leg as the doorman repented stamped on his leg then kicked his leg over the kirb n jumped on it he fractured his ankle had two brakes in his shin bone and shattered his ankle. no were not happy with the sentence n will be appealing for prison sentence, he'd gone for adrink with his work mates for xmas and this happened to him i had 3 heartbroke kids at home who didn't no if there dad would be home for xmas kem256
  • Score: 19

11:58pm Thu 19 Jun 14

artistpaint says...

Who employed this maggot or a man...?
Who employed this maggot or a man...? artistpaint
  • Score: 9

11:59pm Thu 19 Jun 14

artistpaint says...

Thk hell theres angels...
Thk hell theres angels... artistpaint
  • Score: 6

12:02am Fri 20 Jun 14

artistpaint says...

This fella needs 2 say sorry...but as we know bullys are soft as ****
This fella needs 2 say sorry...but as we know bullys are soft as **** artistpaint
  • Score: 7

1:07am Fri 20 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

markthementalist wrote:
Well I'm sure the victim feels a lot better now that 'justice' has been done.
So, let me get this right:- the guy breaks another man's leg, blames the victim and lies to the police and STILL does not get sent to prison!

Goodness me..........what a country
Proven to have been lying by CCTV evidence...yet is still at liberty
[quote][p][bold]markthementalist[/bold] wrote: Well I'm sure the victim feels a lot better now that 'justice' has been done. So, let me get this right:- the guy breaks another man's leg, blames the victim and lies to the police and STILL does not get sent to prison! Goodness me..........what a country[/p][/quote]Proven to have been lying by CCTV evidence...yet is still at liberty Comment777
  • Score: 10

1:09am Fri 20 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

hal pel wrote:
Andyroost wrote:
system again is wrong, regardless of the reason it is common assault, 12 month inside minimum, This meathead must be laughing his co😊k off, there is a need for knobs like him, in the army at war, give him a12 month sign up, see how he comes back. He needs to think, there is prob a price on his head now, there is alway someone bigger or tougher out there,
A price on his head? This is Bolton, not the wild west!
This is Bolton...
[quote][p][bold]hal pel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andyroost[/bold] wrote: system again is wrong, regardless of the reason it is common assault, 12 month inside minimum, This meathead must be laughing his co😊k off, there is a need for knobs like him, in the army at war, give him a12 month sign up, see how he comes back. He needs to think, there is prob a price on his head now, there is alway someone bigger or tougher out there,[/p][/quote]A price on his head? This is Bolton, not the wild west![/p][/quote]This is Bolton... Comment777
  • Score: -1

1:12am Fri 20 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
No place for violent bouncers in Bolton', say police.

This is because the police have the violence part monopolised!
The police are never violent or power crazed. They only shoot innocent people and then lie and cover it up.
They also taser blind people...
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: No place for violent bouncers in Bolton', say police. This is because the police have the violence part monopolised![/p][/quote]The police are never violent or power crazed. They only shoot innocent people and then lie and cover it up.[/p][/quote]They also taser blind people... Comment777
  • Score: 2

11:30am Fri 20 Jun 14

markthementalist says...

The headline should read 'No place for violent bouncers in Bolton..........or prison'.
The headline should read 'No place for violent bouncers in Bolton..........or prison'. markthementalist
  • Score: 6

12:45pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Lancashire always says...

kem256 wrote:
it was my boyfriend that this happened to he just didn't brake his leg he's had to have have an i.m nail put in his leg as the doorman repented stamped on his leg then kicked his leg over the kirb n jumped on it he fractured his ankle had two brakes in his shin bone and shattered his ankle. no were not happy with the sentence n will be appealing for prison sentence, he'd gone for adrink with his work mates for xmas and this happened to him i had 3 heartbroke kids at home who didn't no if there dad would be home for xmas
I think the sentence was a bit light considering the damage what on earth have we got running the courts when this was all on CCTV ?

This guy will be lucky if he can walk properly in eighteen months !

Also Riaz has a criminal record for intimidation just exactly what do you have to go through to get justice ?

Perhaps we should give him driving lessons or a Holiday and apologise for not understanding his anger` a season ticket to Bolton Wanderers ?whereas the victim will get nothing as usual.
[quote][p][bold]kem256[/bold] wrote: it was my boyfriend that this happened to he just didn't brake his leg he's had to have have an i.m nail put in his leg as the doorman repented stamped on his leg then kicked his leg over the kirb n jumped on it he fractured his ankle had two brakes in his shin bone and shattered his ankle. no were not happy with the sentence n will be appealing for prison sentence, he'd gone for adrink with his work mates for xmas and this happened to him i had 3 heartbroke kids at home who didn't no if there dad would be home for xmas[/p][/quote]I think the sentence was a bit light considering the damage what on earth have we got running the courts when this was all on CCTV ? This guy will be lucky if he can walk properly in eighteen months ! Also Riaz has a criminal record for intimidation just exactly what do you have to go through to get justice ? Perhaps we should give him driving lessons or a Holiday and apologise for not understanding his anger` a season ticket to Bolton Wanderers ?whereas the victim will get nothing as usual. Lancashire always
  • Score: 7

7:37pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Donkey Stone says...

Comment777 wrote:
Donkey Stone wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
No place for violent bouncers in Bolton', say police.

This is because the police have the violence part monopolised!
The police are never violent or power crazed. They only shoot innocent people and then lie and cover it up.
They also taser blind people...
Careful mate. The good people of Bolton don't like the truth.
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: No place for violent bouncers in Bolton', say police. This is because the police have the violence part monopolised![/p][/quote]The police are never violent or power crazed. They only shoot innocent people and then lie and cover it up.[/p][/quote]They also taser blind people...[/p][/quote]Careful mate. The good people of Bolton don't like the truth. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 2

8:26pm Fri 20 Jun 14

FREEDOMletmespeak says...

Credit to the guy, thought it was only women he hit. Dirty horrible woman beater!! Should be sent down for life with the rest of his woman beating friends.
Credit to the guy, thought it was only women he hit. Dirty horrible woman beater!! Should be sent down for life with the rest of his woman beating friends. FREEDOMletmespeak
  • Score: 3

3:18pm Sat 21 Jun 14

kem256 says...

FREEDOMletmespeak wrote:
Credit to the guy, thought it was only women he hit. Dirty horrible woman beater!! Should be sent down for life with the rest of his woman beating friends.
Women or ppl he nos is weaker than him, big fat bully
[quote][p][bold]FREEDOMletmespeak[/bold] wrote: Credit to the guy, thought it was only women he hit. Dirty horrible woman beater!! Should be sent down for life with the rest of his woman beating friends.[/p][/quote]Women or ppl he nos is weaker than him, big fat bully kem256
  • Score: 1

3:22pm Sat 21 Jun 14

peregrintook says...

So........ Let me get this right.

Mr Riaz gets kicked in the face by a Mr Carol "protecting his dad".

http://www.thebolton
news.co.uk/news/1107
8382.Farnworth_dad_k
icked_bouncer_in_the
_face_while_celebrat
ing_daughter_s_birth
/

Mr Carol was given;
* a 20-week community order
* a curfew
* £250 costs
* £100 compensation to Mr Riaz.

Mr Riaz then, in a separate incident, breaks a Mr Lovett's leg.

Mr Riaz was given;
* 12- month suspended jail term.
* 12-month community order where he must complete a course — Achieving Peaceful Solutions.
* £60 victim surcharge.

£60? ..........Take a bow Bolton Crown Court.

This idiot needs his license removed and the CCTV released to the public.
So........ Let me get this right. Mr Riaz gets kicked in the face by a Mr Carol "protecting his dad". http://www.thebolton news.co.uk/news/1107 8382.Farnworth_dad_k icked_bouncer_in_the _face_while_celebrat ing_daughter_s_birth / Mr Carol was given; * a 20-week community order * a curfew * £250 costs * £100 compensation to Mr Riaz. Mr Riaz then, in a separate incident, breaks a Mr Lovett's leg. Mr Riaz was given; * 12- month suspended jail term. * 12-month community order where he must complete a course — Achieving Peaceful Solutions. * £60 victim surcharge. £60? ..........Take a bow Bolton Crown Court. This idiot needs his license removed and the CCTV released to the public. peregrintook
  • Score: 4

8:07am Tue 24 Jun 14

Sally-Gunnall says...

Yetttii, Yetttiii
Yetttii, Yetttiii Sally-Gunnall
  • Score: 1

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