Mum, son and pal in town pub brawl

A mother, her son and a friend are today banned from an Ipswich pub after assaulting a man and a police officer in a drunken brawl.

IPSWICH: A mother, her son and a friend are today banned from an Ipswich pub after assaulting a man and a police officer in a drunken brawl.

Sarah Bagley, Vickki Cullum and Ashley Hoare were in the Robert Ransome pub on November 15 when they became involved in a fight with drinker Vaidos Vainoras and doorman Micah Richards.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court heard how Hoare, Cullum's son, punched Mr Vainoras in the face prompting Mr Richards to intervene.

But as he did so, Bagley and Cullum became involved.

Wayne Abblet, prosecuting, said: “Hoare punched Mr Vainoras four times to the face but the victim threw a punch back.

“Mr Richards attempted to separate the pair and as he did so a group of women rushed past.

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“Cullum struck Mr Vainoras with her knee. Bagley then stamped on Mr Vainoras three times. After the police were called Bagley punched and then butted an officer.”

Bagley, 36, of Fletcher Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police constable and assault, Cullum, 34, of Felix Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to assault and Hoare, 18, of Felix Road, also admitted assault.

Neil Saunders, for Bagley and Cullum, said: “There's more to the situation than meets the eye.

“Mr Vainoras was touching the girls up and they struck back. They had had a lot to drink and are ashamed of their behaviour.”

John Hughes, for Hoare, said: “He started the fight because he was trying to protect his mum.”

District Judge David Cooper said: “This was chaos. You caused your victims a lot of pain.”

Bagley, Cullum and Hoare were all given conditional discharges for a year and banned from entering the Robert Ransome pub for the same period.

Cullum was ordered to pay �85 costs and Bagley was electronically tagged for three months.

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