Nightclub fracas fully resolved, says ex-bouncer

2010-01-27 00:00

FORMER bouncer, Daryl Wyatt*, who was involved in a fracas involving two cousins — Henk Lambaard and Louis van Heerden — at Crowded House earlier this month, said yesterday the matter had been fully resolved by way of mediation on Friday.

Wyatt said this in an e-mail to The Witness to “sort out the facts”, adding that there are “always two sides to every story”.

He said that after a verbal dispute on the night in question, Lambaard had hit him with a bottle, chipping his front tooth and splitting his lip.

Wyatt said he defended himself with his bare fists and when Van Heerden tried to help his cousin, he had to defend himself against him as well.

“Being an ex-bouncer I do know how to defend myself,” he said.

Wyatt said that shortly after the fight started, it was stopped by the bouncers on duty that night, who had evicted the fighters.

He said he was not immediately arrested — as had been previously reported at the time of the original article — but was charged for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and warned to appear in court on January 22.

Wyatt said that he in turn laid a counter-charge against Lambaard, who too was warned to appear in court on Friday.

After mediation, they both withdrew all charges.

Wyatt expressed the view that there is “absolutely nothing wrong” with security at Crowded House considering that a few bouncers on duty have to look after and control a few hundred patrons every night.

“It’s amazing how you only hear about the fights that involve bouncers or policemen,” he added.

* The Witness previously incorrectly reported Wyatt’s first name as Derek and apologises for the error.

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