A MAN ended up in hospital after being headbutted by a teenager outside a Wrexham nightclub.

Michael Morgan Shaw was drunk and under the influence of a blue pill he had popped at the ATIK club when he became embroiled in an argument with Jack Lea.

Mr Lea was waiting for him when he came out of the club, but Shaw punched and headbutted him to the ground.

His victim suffered a gash to the top of his head after falling backwards and hitting the pavement.

He briefly lost consciousness and was admitted to hospital after the early morning attack.

Prosecutor Matthew Ellis told Wrexham Magistrates Court Shaw had been challenged by his victim inside the club as he thought Shaw had made a remark about his sister.

Shaw walked off after the attack but when they found him later police officers had to forcefully take him to the ground to make an arrest.

He told police he had been drinking and bought the pill for £10 off a man in the club toilets.

Shaw, 19, of Vale View, Southsea admitted assault by beating and obstructing a police officer with both offences taking place on June 23.

The court heard he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of a car crash.

He felt scared and paranoid that Mr Lea was waiting for him outside.

Patrick Geddes, defending, said: "He can only really explain his behaviour by the amount of the alcohol he'd drunk and the pill.

"He is ashamed about what he's done."

Magistrates imposed an eight-week custodial sentence but suspended it for a year.

They fined Shaw £170 and told him to do 120 hours of unpaid work and pay his victim £150 compensation.

He was also billed £85 court costs and a £115 victim surcharge.