Men involved in Market Rasen street fight
TWO men were involved in street violence in the centre of Market Rasen, a court heard.
Police were called to the Waverley Court area after Heath Murdoch was seen brandishing an iron bar. A witness saw Murdoch then being attacked by Ashley Sanders.
Lisa Hardy, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court: "The men started fighting and punches were thrown."
When officers arrived Sanders became aggressive..
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Murdoch, 44, of Waverley Court, suffered two black eyes and cuts and grazes. Sanders, 22, of Waterloo Street, had cuts to his hands. They each admitted affray on July 7. Sanders also admitted obstructing a police officer in the execution of his duty and possession of cannabis.
Murdoch was fined £100 and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge. Sanders was fined £300 with a £15 surcharge.
Jonathon Dee, for Murdoch, said he had earlier been on the receiving end of a beating at the hands of another man and had the iron bar to defend himself.
Gareth Weetman, for Sanders, said he reacted after seeing Murdoch with the iron bar.