Fight trio sen­tenced

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

THREE men who drunk­enly brawled in the city cen­tre have avoided a jail sen­tence.

Si­mon Brown (23), of War­wick Road, Peter­bor­ough; An­dre Sin­clair (23), of Gatenby, Peter­bor­ough, and Paul Greer (23), of Hadri­ans Court, Peter­bor­ough, were seen fight­ing in Bridge Street, Peter­bor­ough at 2.20am on Satur­day, May 5 this year,

The trio, who were cel­e­brat­ing Brown’s birth­day at the time, were recorded punching and kick­ing by CCTV op­er­a­tors, with the brawl last­ing for more than six min­utes be­fore it was bro­ken up.

Yes­ter­day the three men, who are life-long friends, ap­peared at Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court, where they all pleaded guilty to use threat­en­ing, abu­sive or in­sult­ing words or be­hav­iour with in­tent to cause fear of or pro­voke un­law­ful vi­o­lence.

Re­becca Keogh, de­fend­ing, said all three had no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions and were re­morse­ful.

Deputy Dis­trict Judge San­deep Kainth warned them they could all face jail, be­fore sen­tenc­ing them to carry out un­paid work.

He said: “Mind­less vi­o­lence is what comes to mind. It is not sim­ply mind­less vi­o­lence as the in­ci­dent took place over six min­utes.

“There is re­peated punching and kick­ing. Mr Sin­clair took a fly­ing kick into the back.

“Strictly speak­ing I should send you to prison. You prob­a­bly could learn a bit from be­ing in­side – you would learn the be­hav­iour you showed can never be tol­er­ated.”

Each man was or­dered to carry out 120 hours’ un­paid work and told to pay £85 court costs.

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