A bouncer has been sentenced to 150 hours community service after being convicted of assaulting a woman.

Kenneth William Taisia had denied the offence but was found guilty by magistrates after a trial.

The offence was said to involve Taisai pulling the woman’s hair in what was described by magistrates as ’excessive force’ when trying to stop her entering a smoking area of the Outback club on December 28 last year.

A probation report said that the 43-year-old had moved to the island in 2002 from the Solomon Islands.

The report said he was a plumber by trade but was currently working at the meat plant.

He was said to have no convictions since 2004 and nothing similar.

Taisia, who lives in Hillberry Lakes, Douglas, told probation officers that at no time had he meant any malice in his actions.

Defence advocate David Clegg said that custody had been ruled out by magistrates at the trial.

Mr Clegg said that his client would not be able to continue working in security as a result of this conviction.

Magistrates chair Gill Eaton told Taisia: ’You were in a position of responsibility and this did take place on licensed premises.’

He also ordered to pay her £100 compensation and £125 prosecution costs and told to pay the compensation and costs at a rate of £30 per week.