A man involved in a scuffle on the dance floor at the Bakers Lane nightclub asked the part-owner to delete CCTV footage, a Supreme Court jury in Launceston heard on Wednesday.
Nicholas Sotiriou was giving evidence in the trial of Jeffrey Robert Anderson, of Blackstone Heights, who has pleaded not guilty to wounding Matthew Hart on June 24, 2018.
Mr Sotiriou said the music was stopped by the DJ in the nightclub about 1.30am after a kerfuffle.
Mr Sotiriou said he identified the two male participants because they were being held back by people on the dance floor.
The man on the left was bleeding and the man on the right was being held back by people.Nicholas Sotiriou
He escorted the man on the right onto the street telling security staff not to let him back in.
"Did you recognize him?" crown prosecutor Jennifer Slevin asked.
"Yes, I had seen him in the venue before and around Launceston," he said.
"Can you describe him? Ms Slevin asked.
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"Yes he had scruffy, mousey hair and was of medium small build," Mr Sotiriou said.
Ms Slevin asked if he had seen the man again.
"Yes about half an hour later. He was standing there asking me to delete the footage," he said.
He said the man had approached him directly about deleting the footage.
The jury heard on Tuesday that Bakers Lane security guard Kristy Tucker had talked to a man who said he hit a man because he had touched his sister.
About a month later Ms Tucker identified Mr Anderson from a photoboard lineup.
Mr Anderson's sister Rachel and her friend Rebecca Mitchell gave evidence on Tuesday that they had not seen Mr Anderson strike anyone.
However, they gave evidence that they had later seen Mr Anderson with a cut hand.
Constable Veronique Smith said she was called to Bakers Lane at about 2.30am.
She said she saw one man in a taxi on his way to the Launceston General Hospital.
Her offsider Constable Marshall had spoken to another man believed to have been involved who identified himself as Jeffrey Anderson.
"Two females were with him one of whom was the accused's sister," Constable Smith said.
"They were quite intoxicated, unsteady on their feet and slurring their words."
She said police had spoken to Mr Hart who was quite intoxicated at the time. She saw a laceration on his right eye.
Under cross examination from defence counsel Fran McCracken Constable Smith said she had not taken any photos at the time but could recall seeing blood on the accused's hands.
The trial resumes at 2.15pm on Wednesday.
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