By Ian Neubauer

A man convicted of multiple armed robberies is once again suing a security company over a 2003 incident in which he was shot in the back during a foiled attempt to rob a registered club.

Clinton Brilley is suing Presidential Security Services for unspecified damages, claiming excessive force was used against him when he and three accomplices broke into the Earlwood-Bardwell Park Sports Club in Sydney, intent on stealing poker machine takings, News Ltd reported.

In 2007, the District Court awarded Brilley $185,000 in damages but the decision was overturned on appeal.

Presidential Security Services proprietor, David Bingle, who shot Brilley in the back and also dispersed two more shots into the offenders’ getaway vehicle, said he acted in self-defence and was in fear of his life.

The general manager of the Earlwood-Bardwell Park Sports Club was not available for comment today (Feb 16).

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