Trio in town brawl were of different nationalities

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THREE men of three different nationalities were involved in a town centre brawl, magistrates heard.

Russian national Jurijs Antonovs, 28, and Lithuanian national Andiuus Mockus, 33, both of Grantley Street in Grantham, admitted assault by beating after attacking a Latvian man in London Road.

Daniel Paulson, prosecuting, told the court the two defendants waited for the victim outside the World Star off-licence in London Road.

He said the three men had been arguing inside the shop.

As a result, the two defendants waited outside for the victim before assaulting him.

Mr Paulson said: “The victim said he was pushed to the ground and kicked three or four times to the head while he was on the ground.”

Fortunately, the victim suffered only cuts, bruises and a headache from the blows to the head, the court was told.

Rory Macmillan, defending both men, said Antonovs denied kicking the man while he was on the floor, but admitted punching the victim.

Mr Macmillan said Mockus admitted kicking the victim three times as he lay on the floor.

However, Mockus described the incident as a fight in which he got the upper hand rather than an attack.

Mr Macmillan said that both the defendants were ashamed of their actions.

The men were fined £135 each and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 surcharge.