Man bound over after gig fracas

PUBLISHED: 12:53 04 October 2007 | UPDATED: 12:52 04 May 2010

A MAN involved in a violent incident at the end of the Ronan Keating concert at Newmarket racecourse has been bound over to keep the peace. Kevin Upson was punching a man when police arrived near the pre-booked taxi rank around 11pm, Ely magistrates were

A MAN involved in a violent incident at the end of the Ronan Keating concert at Newmarket racecourse has been bound over to keep the peace.

Kevin Upson was punching a man when police arrived near the pre-booked taxi rank around 11pm, Ely magistrates were told.

His victim staggered away, and Upson, who was suffering from a bloody nose, was detained.

Upson, 40, could remember intervening in a fight between a man and a woman, and had been punched during the fracas.

"He could not remember punching anyone, he was vague about what happened," said Matthew Bradbury, prosecuting.

"The Crown is concerned about rough housing at taxi ranks when people are turning out from big events.

"We say Kevin Upson was involved in a violent incident with another male and offered unlawful violence."

Upson, of Ringstone, Duxford, was bound over to keep the peace for six months in the sum of £500, and told he must not use unlawful violence.

He had earlier denied a charge of threatening behaviour, and that was dismissed.

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