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Vale man convicted over city brawl

Vale man convicted over city brawl Vale man convicted over city brawl
Updated: 5:13 pm, May 06, 2015

AN EVESHAM man has been convicted for his part in a brawl which broke out in Worcester over the August Bank Holiday.

Patrick Deeley, of St David’s Drive, was charged with using threatening, abusive and insulting words and assaulting a police officer and when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Monday (January 12) he changed his plea to guilty.

The 19-year-old was given a four-week curfew, from 9pm to 6am, and ordered to pay £105 in court costs and £50 compensation.

On Monday, August 25, about 3.45am a ‘minor disturbance’ happened in Worcester city centre, which then escalated into a brawl which involved more than 50 people.

A number of officers were assaulted with several sustaining minor injuries.

Deeley’s conviction comes after three other men had already pleaded guilty, in relation to the same incident, at the magistrates court on December 1 last year.

Samual Steele, 20, of Meadow Walk in Pershore was fined £200 for a section four public order offence and ordered to pay £85 in court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Sean Roberts, 19, of Church Lane in Pershore, was fined £110 for a public order offence, ordered to attend an awareness programme for a racially aggravated offence and told to pay £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

Damien Butcher, 21, of Landland Avenue in Malvern also pleaded guilty to a section four public order offence and was fined £165 and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £20 victim surcharge.

Det Insp Neil Austin said: “This was a highly volatile situation, which initially started as a minor incident of anti-social behaviour but escalated into more serious disorder.

“We would like to recognise the bravery and restraint shown by our officers, as well as thanking those who supported us.

“Fortunately, disorder on this scale is a very rare occurrence in Worcester and we would like to reassure the public that police are continuing to keep our communities safe.”

Deeley was the final defendant to appear in court in connection with the disorder.

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