A 21st birthday party ended in violence with one of the guests having a fractured ankle and a broken finger, a court heard.

Harry Burns had head-butted Duncan Straw, causing the injuries and punching him in the face as he lay on the floor.

Much alcohol had been drunk at the Old Mill in Bayton when the bar was in a double-decker bus, said Stephen Davies, prosecuting.

There was a confrontation between Burns and Mr Straw, a second row rugby forward known as "The Beast" because of his size.

Burns, 18, of Queensway, Bewdley, pleaded guilty at Worcester Crown Court to causing grievous bodily harm at the party on April 16 last year.

He was given 42 weeks detention suspended for 18 months and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work. Court costs of £100 were imposed.

Gary Harper, defending, said that although Burns had punched Mr Straw when he was on the floor, cutting his lip, he had not intended to cause major injury. These had been caused when Mr Straw fell heavily.

He submitted character references and said Burns had the offer of a job in Bristol. The assault had begun with pushing and threats.

Judge Toby Hooper said he accepted Burns had not kicked Mr Straw as he lay on the ground but he should not have lashed out indiscriminately.