Man Involved In Drunken Brawl In City Centre Kicked Man On The Ground

A MAN involved in an alcohol fuelled brawl in Ely city centre kicked a drunken man who had fallen to the floor. Officers were called to Fore Hill in the early hours of September 19 and discovered that Joseph Oliver had hit and kicked Alex Ashbury during t

A MAN involved in an alcohol fuelled brawl in Ely city centre kicked a drunken man who had fallen to the floor.

Officers were called to Fore Hill in the early hours of September 19 and discovered that Joseph Oliver had hit and kicked Alex Ashbury during the incident.

"There was a brawl between six or seven males," prosecutor Yetunde Fawehinmi told Ely magistrates when describing the fracas.

"There was some physical contact, and people being pushed." CCTV footage showed that up to 10 people were milling about in the area when the drunken brawl broke out around 2am.


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"There was a dispute between Oliver's group and Ashbury's group," added Mrs Fawehinmi.

"There was an incident between Ashbury and one of Oliver's friends; Oliver got involved on his friend's behalf. Oliver accepts he had been drinking and was drunk."

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Nineteen-year-old Oliver - who suffers from diabetes - had to be taken to hospital after the fracas because his blood sugar levels had gone way out of control, city magistrates were told.

The teenager, of Lumley Close, Ely, admitted a charge of affray, and was ordered to carry out 50 hours of unpaid work.

"We appreciate that difficulties arise from being diabetic, when blood levels get out of sync, it can cause aggression," said presiding magistrate Sue Thompson.

Oliver's victim, Alex Ashbury, 23, of Capulet Close, Eaton Socon, had also admitted a charge of affray.

The court heard that he had thrown a punch after police arrived on the scene. He had drunk four cans of lager, another three or four pints of lager and a Tequila slammer before the incident.

Solicitor David Potter said Ashbury, of Capulet Close, Eaton Socon, had been out celebrating in the city after getting a job, and was on the floor because of his intoxication, having drunk more than normal.

Ashbury was fined �200 with �100 costs and a �15 surcharge.

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