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Brighton brawlers spared jail
10:50am Tuesday 19th March 2013 in News
Two groups who “rugby” brawled in front of horrified onlookers were all spared jail.
Joanne McGivern, was told that she would ordinarily face a nine-month sentence but escaped an immediate jail term because she was seven months pregnant.
Dianne Gordon-Bassett, prosecuting, said the fight in North Street, Brighton, during the early hours of March 24, 2012 was “like a rugby scrum with everybody pummelling”.
At Hove Crown Court yesterday (March 18) McGivern, 22, of Gloucester Steet, Brighton, was jailed for nine months, suspended for two years, ordered to pay £250 costs and £750 compensation, after admitting GBH.
Ashley Pullen, 27, of Gloucester Street, Brighton, was jailed for six months, suspended for two years, ordered to pay £250 and carry out 80 hours of unpaid work after admitting affray.
Henry Hallahan, 21, of Ashton Rise, Brighton, was ordered to carry out 120 hours and pay £250 of unpaid work after admitting affray.
Emily Johnson, 23, of Montefiore Road, Hove, was ordered to carry out 50 hours of unpaid work after admitting a public order offence.
Martias Martin-Baeza, 23, of Springfield Road, Brighton was ordered to carry out 90 hours of unpaid work and pay £250 after admitting affray.
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