Affray admitted by drunken clubber

PUBLISHED: 14:27 16 March 2006 | UPDATED: 13:20 04 May 2010

POLICE sprayed drunken Alan Evans with CS gas after he was caught on CCTV head-butting a man outside Club Zest in Ely, city magistrates were told on Thursday. He had gone to the club to celebrate a friend s all-clear from cancer, but a night out on the to

POLICE sprayed drunken Alan Evans with CS gas after he was caught on CCTV head-butting a man outside Club Zest in Ely, city magistrates were told on Thursday.

He had gone to the club to celebrate a friend's all-clear from cancer, but a night out on the town was such a novelty that he drank too much.

There was a "general incident" outside the club on February 11 that involved several young men, prosecutor Emma Dmitriev told Ely magistrates

"Evans was seen on CCTV to head- butt another person," said Dmitriev. "He was restrained by police, there was some pushing and shoving. Evans admits he was very drunk and could not remember anything.

"He was sprayed with CS gas to restrain him, it was a drunken incident, and his behaviour was so violent that he was charged with affray."

Evans, 28, of Brandon Creek, had previously admitted affray, and after reading reports this week the magistrates gave him an 18-month community order, involving alcohol and victim awareness counselling, and aggression replacement training.

Solicitor Michael Judkins said going out was a novelty for Evans, he normally stayed at home with his partner.

"Because of the combination of going out and the reason for going out, he clearly drank far more than was desirable," he said.

"He remembers that in the club he was bumped into by a lad, in a way that was deliberate. He would not have picked on someone at random."

Presiding magistrate Hamish Ross told Evans: "This was totally unacceptable behaviour. No one wants to see it, it is certainly not welcome in Ely.

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