Violent scenes followed assault at Grimsby pub
TWO men became caught up in violent scenes at a pub after an assault in which the brother of one of them was left “covered in blood”, Grimsby magistrates heard.
Mark Colbrook, 25, of Charles Avenue, New Waltham, and Michael Roach, 24, of Lavenham Road, Grimsby, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour on December 21.
Jayne Wilson, prosecuting, said Colbrook’s younger brother, Craig Colbrook, had earlier been assaulted at the Bradley Inn. Colbrook and Roach went to the pub and were allegedly seen jumping on Arthur Lee, holding his arms and pinning him to a table.
Both men repeatedly punched Mr Lee. They were later ejected and there was a further incident outside, with two groups fighting.
The court heard that Colbrook found out about the assault after arriving at the pub from a drinking session in Cleethorpes. He had arranged to meet his brother there and was told about the assault.
Nick Furman, mitigating, said Colbrook’s brother had been left with his “face covered in blood” after a violent assault by a man in the pub.
Roach did not know what had happened when he arrived and the initial dispute was between Colbrook and Mr Lee.
Roach denied jumping on another man and claimed he intervened to get Mr Lee off his friend. He admitted landing a blow on him but claimed he was hit as well. He did not intend to cause trouble but got caught up in events. Mr Lee had not made a complaint.
Colbrook, an engineer, was fined £270 and Roach, who is unemployed, £55. Both were ordered to pay £85 costs. Colbrook must pay a Government-imposed £27 victims’ surcharge and Roach £20.