Judge tells street brawlers to start leading decent lives

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THREE men involved in a drunken fracas in Doncaster town centre have been told by a judge to “start leading decent lives”.

Sean Briddock, 40, had been “filling himself with drink” before he became involved in a dispute in Lazarus Court on May 14, that had nothing to do with him, Doncaster Crown Court was told.

Briddock, of Colchester Court, Scawsby, received nine months prison, suspended for two years, and 250 hours community work.

The others - Jay Madin, 19, of Bernard Road, Edlington, and Christopher Peat, 20, of Rotherham, received the same suspended sentence. Peat received 250 hours unpaid work and Madin 175 hours because he has a job and can pay £750 compensation to the victims. All three admitted affray.

Peat and Madin were bare chested and play fighting when they fell at the feet of two men who commented about their behaviour. The pair kicked and punched them and then Briddock, who was standing nearby eating chips, joined in and held one of the victims to the ground. Nobody was seriously injured.

The judge, Recorder Henry Prosser, told all three defendants: “Go back to your families and start leading decent lives.”