A 23-year-old man who knocked two men unconscious in unprovoked assaults inside and outside a Warrington nightclub has been jailed.

Callum Leslie, of Pippits Row, Runcorn, threw punches at the two 29-year-olds after one of them had accidentally knocked his drink out of his hand during a night out at the Voodoo Bar.

Leslie knocked both men to the ground and then kicked the drink spiller as he lay on the dancefloor, briefly rendering the man from the Wigan area unconscious. He then punched the other victim several times, again as he was on the floor.

Security staff intervened and after Leslie had left the nightclub they ejected the man who had been punched whilst on the ground.

When Leslie became aware that the victim was outside the club on Academy Way in Warrington town centre, he walked up to him and punched him in the head from behind before fleeing the scene while the man lay unconscious.

An unknown man came to the victim’s aid, pulling his tongue away from the back of his throat to clear his airway before putting him in the recovery position.

The Warrington man regained consciousness when paramedics arrived after being unconscious for at least 20 minutes.

The victim was taken to hospital and was discharged after receiving treatment but is still suffering from health problems as a result of the incident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday May 11. The other victim sustained minor face and rib injuries.

Leslie handed himself into Runcorn Police Station within hours of Cheshire Constabulary releasing a CCTV image of him in a wanted man appeal on social media.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of assaulting a person and causing them actual bodily harm at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday January 16 and was jailed for 10 months, with the judge ordering him to pay a £122 victim surcharge.

Whilst in custody Leslie asked officers to pass on his apologies to the man that he assaulted both inside and outside the nightclub.

Following sentencing, Inspector Neil Drum, of Warrington Local Policing Unit, said: “This kind of behaviour is totally unacceptable and I am glad that Leslie is now behind bars facing the consequences of his actions.

“I hope that the culmination of this case gives the victims some closure and enables them to move forward with their lives.

“I also hope that this case deters others from committing similar offences, and I would like to thank the member of the public who administered first aid to the victim after he had been knocked unconscious outside the nightclub.”