Troublemakers barred from pubs and clubs after attack in Cleethorpes
TWO drunken troublemakers have been given drink banning orders in the latest crackdown on rowdy behaviour in Cleethorpes.
The orders were imposed by Grimsby magistrates as part of a determined new initiative to clamp down on problems caused to ordinary members of the public by drink-fuelled disturbances.
The 18-month drink banning orders were given to James Aspbury, 22, of Mallard Mews, Grimsby, and Liam McKiernam, 25, of Fairview Avenue, Cleethorpes.
The court heard that the two men were standing in a smoking zone outside the Hype nightclub in Cleethorpes town centre when they viciously attacked two men, without any warning, by punching them.
It was a totally unprovoked attack and the people attacked had no chance at all to defend themselves, the court heard.
One victim was almost knocked unconscious by the attack.
Aspbury and McKiernam admitted assaulting Anthony Newman and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour towards Josh Jacklin on November 30.
But both opposed the voluntary imposition of the drink banning orders. The orders were, however, made by the magistrates.
The orders ban them from entering a large number of pubs, clubs and bars in Cleethorpes town centre, between 6pm and 4am seven days a week.
The court had the power to impose banning orders for a maximum of two years and a minimum of two months.
Cleethorpes Pub Watch scheme has also banned the two for a similar period of time because of the incidents.
McKiernam is banned from all pubs in the scheme up to June 20 next year and Aspbury is banned under the Pub Watch scheme until July 2 next year.
Both were represented by defence solicitor Andrew Havery, who argued that there was no need for a court banning order to be imposed because the pair were not regular offenders.
But the magistrates decided that they needed to protect others who used Cleethorpes town centre pubs, clubs and bars in the evening and night time.
Aspbury was given a two-year supervision order and McKiernam was ordered to do 120 hours' unpaid work. Both must pay £60 compensation to Mr Newman, of Humberston, and £85 costs.