Brawl left man unconscious

THREE men are today banned from licensed premises in Suffolk after a brawl which left a man unconscious. Steven Fiander, Robert Saunders and Adam Pascoe avoided a prison sentenced but were slapped with a three month ban from licensed premises in the county.

THREE men are today banned from licensed premises in Suffolk after a brawl which left a man unconscious.

Steven Fiander, Robert Saunders and Adam Pascoe avoided a prison sentenced but were slapped with a three month ban from licensed premises in the county.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that the three had argued with Matthew Tonks and his friends after an evening celebrating New Year at the Owl & Pussycat in Felixstowe.

The argument took place outside the pub and the defendants followed Mr Tonks and his friends as they walked away.

Fiander, 26, of Spriteshall Lane, Trimley, Saunders, 26, of Runnacles Way, Felixstowe and Pasco, 23, of Fleetwood Avenue, Felixstowe became involved in a scuffle with the group and Mr Tonks was knocked out by a punch to his face.

The three were cleared of causing actual bodily harm at trial but the jury found them guilty of causing an affray on December 31 last year.

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The court heard that all three men were drunk at the time and all had previous records for being drunk and disorderly.

Recorder, Mr Michael Pooles QC said: “This was a disgraceful evening's conduct.

“There were members of both parties who were not involved and doubtless afraid of what happened.”

Fiander, Saunders and Pasco were sentenced to four months in prison but the terms were suspended for 18 months. They were warned if they re-offended they would be jailed and were told to do 120 hours unpaid work

They were also told to pay £1,000 each towards prosecution costs.

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