A ban on reporting was lifted up by a judge after Fielder-Civil pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Friday to beating up a barman, then trying to bribe him to leave the country. The street attack on 36-year-old pub worker James King, carried out by Fielder-Civil and his 39-year-old friend Michael Brown, in Hoxton, East London, in June last year was caught on CCTV.
The two were said to have later offered him cash and asked him to leave the country. Fielder-Civil is said to have sniggered in the dock as he was admitting to the charges. The sentence against him will be announced later.