Grantham courrt: Teenager bit and punched men after girl row

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A 19-year-old admitted that he did “lash out” by biting and punching two men after a dispute involving his girlfriend.

Corey Alexander, of Goodliff Road, Grantham, pleaded guilty to two charges of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour in Grantham town centre.

At 4.05am on May 24, CCTV operators reported to police that a male had been seen to punch two other men outside a club, and was identified as Alexander when police officers attended.

Prosecutor Marie State outlined how the teenager had got into a fight with one man, who after throwing a punch he held on to and bit on the shoulder, causing bruising. He then punched another man who fell to the ground and suffered a bloody nose, a bump to the back of the head and pain to his jaw.

The defendant told police during interview that he had gone out with his girlfriend at about midnight and met up with friends, and although he had been drinking he could remember what happened during the night.

He said that one of the men wouldn’t leave his girlfriend alone and kept coming up behind her at the bar.

She went outside to smoke and when Alexander went outside himself he saw his girlfriend standing by a police car and was told by friends and others that someone had grabbed her.

“I did lash out, I did kick off,” admitted Alexander, who was representing himself in court.

Following a report by the Probation Service, Alexander was sentenced to serve a community order lasting 12 months, during which he must complete 100 hours of unpaid work. He must also pay a £60 victim surchage, £85 prosecution costs and a £150 criminal court charge.