Grantham court: Brawl outside town takeaway

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A 20-year-old who got involved in a brawl outside a takeaway has been fined.

Callum Smedley, of Hunt Lea Avenue, Grantham, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.

Prosecutor Daniel Pietryka outlined how at around 3.15am following a night out, a group of people were outside a fast food restaurant in Grantham town centre when an argument broke out which then descended into a fight.

While not initially part of it, CCTV of the incident showed that Smedley then “unnecessarily involved himself” said Mr Pietryka, and began throwing punches.

Smedley was subsequently arrested and gave a full admission during interview, saying that he was drunk at the time.

Chris Pye-Smith, defending, highlighted how two other men involved had been given a caution for the incident, and that his client was “clearly very remorseful and very ashamed of his actions”.

Mr Pye-Smith added that Smedley lives at home and although he does odd jobs for a removal firm he does not have permanent employment.

Smedley must pay an £80 fine, £85 prosecution costs, £20 victim surcharge and a £150 criminal courts charge.