Felixstowe man must pay £1,500 after intervening and throwing three punches in a fight at The Grand

The fight broke out while Samuel Pearce was at The Grand, in Bent Hill, Felixstowe

The fight broke out while Samuel Pearce was at The Grand, in Bent Hill, Felixstowe - Credit: Archant

A Felixstowe man who punched a man after intervening in a fight at a nightclub in the town has been ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling £1,500.

A Felixstowe man who punched a man after intervening in a fight at a nightclub in the town has been ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling £1,500.

Samuel Pearce, 27, was at The Grand, in Bent Hill, at around 2am on March 8 last year when one of his friends became involved in a fight with Max Goodwin, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Mr Goodwin tried to protect himself and at that stage Pearce had got involved and had thrown three punches at Mr Goodwin, said Juliet Donovan, prosecuting.

Pearce, of Margaret Street, Felixstowe admitted common assault and was fined £500 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs.


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Russell Butcher, for Pearce, said his client admitted the offence on the basis that he had stepped in to intervene in the fight between his friend and Mr Goodwin and had thrown three punches. Mr Butcher said Pearce had initially been acting in defence of himself and his friend, but accepted the third punch was excessive.

He said it was not accepted Pearce, a refrigeration and air conditioning engineer, had caused any of Mr Goodwin’s injuries or there had been any kicking.

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