Man sparked 40-man pub brawl in Accrington with single blow

Man sparked 40-man pub brawl in Accrington with single blow

Man sparked 40-man pub brawl in Accrington with single blow

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A MAN who assaulted a fellow customer sparked a massive brawl in an Accrington pub.

Sean Foster, 45, had probably had too much to drink, had got into a row with victim Christopher Hart and lashed out at him with a glass, hitting him in the face. He had not caused any injury, but the incident led to a fight involving about 40 people, Burnley Crown Court was told.

Foster had originally been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm, but admitted common assault on the day of trial.

The defendant, of Sparth Road, Clayton-le-Moors, was also ordered to pay £750 costs and given a 12-month conditional discharge. He had no previous convictions.

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The hearing was told after the scuffling broke out at the Nag's Head, on Blackburn Road, Foster did not get involved, apart from helping to pick a person up.

Alexander Rostron, defending, said Foster was a sociable man, but was not really someone who went out drinking.

He stayed at home with his wife and sons. The barrister added: “It was a one off incident.”

Sentencing, Judge Andrew Woolman told Foster he had lashed out “for wholly unjustified reasons,” and said if he had caused any injury, he would have been charged with a more serious offence and would have been going to prison.

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11:31am Tue 4 Mar 14

MerlinTheVoiceofReason2 says...

Typical Accrington.
Typical Accrington. MerlinTheVoiceofReason2
  • Score: 9

5:45pm Tue 4 Mar 14

moxhie says...

People used to go out for a quiet pint .
People used to go out for a quiet pint . moxhie
  • Score: 6

11:14pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Terantino says...

Otherhand wrote:
No guessing which section of the so called law abiding community was involved in this disgusting pub brawl. I say deport them all. Oh wait. That may be a problem. I'm fed up of this section of the community enough is enough. If this was a group of 40 Asians the white bigots would be out in force with their pathetic comments. Where are they now? Most likely reading the latest BNP news.
Otherhand , what on earth are you rambling on about? They are obviously idiots but so are you for your random comments. I think you should take your otherhand and give your self a slap,across the chops. You buffoon.
[quote][p][bold]Otherhand[/bold] wrote: No guessing which section of the so called law abiding community was involved in this disgusting pub brawl. I say deport them all. Oh wait. That may be a problem. I'm fed up of this section of the community enough is enough. If this was a group of 40 Asians the white bigots would be out in force with their pathetic comments. Where are they now? Most likely reading the latest BNP news.[/p][/quote]Otherhand , what on earth are you rambling on about? They are obviously idiots but so are you for your random comments. I think you should take your otherhand and give your self a slap,across the chops. You buffoon. Terantino
  • Score: 7

10:21am Wed 5 Mar 14

Jimbok says...

Otherhand wrote:
No guessing which section of the so called law abiding community was involved in this disgusting pub brawl. I say deport them all. Oh wait. That may be a problem. I'm fed up of this section of the community enough is enough. If this was a group of 40 Asians the white bigots would be out in force with their pathetic comments. Where are they now? Most likely reading the latest BNP news.
I suggest you keep your racist views to yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Otherhand[/bold] wrote: No guessing which section of the so called law abiding community was involved in this disgusting pub brawl. I say deport them all. Oh wait. That may be a problem. I'm fed up of this section of the community enough is enough. If this was a group of 40 Asians the white bigots would be out in force with their pathetic comments. Where are they now? Most likely reading the latest BNP news.[/p][/quote]I suggest you keep your racist views to yourself. Jimbok
  • Score: 4

10:39am Wed 5 Mar 14

Otherhand says...

I'm just behaving just like your fellow white Christians on this board. What's the problem. Go and take alook at comments on articles linked to Asians and then come back and tell me I'm rambling. Doesn't feel nice does it. IGNORANT FOOL.
I'm just behaving just like your fellow white Christians on this board. What's the problem. Go and take alook at comments on articles linked to Asians and then come back and tell me I'm rambling. Doesn't feel nice does it. IGNORANT FOOL. Otherhand
  • Score: -4

10:41am Wed 5 Mar 14

Otherhand says...

We all know the scum involved in this did they commit any drink driving offences too. The police are a soft touch when it comes to these drunken idiots. One law for us and one for them.
We all know the scum involved in this did they commit any drink driving offences too. The police are a soft touch when it comes to these drunken idiots. One law for us and one for them. Otherhand
  • Score: -6

2:53pm Wed 5 Mar 14

rover95 says...

Otherhand wrote:
We all know the scum involved in this did they commit any drink driving offences too. The police are a soft touch when it comes to these drunken idiots. One law for us and one for them.
Get bent
[quote][p][bold]Otherhand[/bold] wrote: We all know the scum involved in this did they commit any drink driving offences too. The police are a soft touch when it comes to these drunken idiots. One law for us and one for them.[/p][/quote]Get bent rover95
  • Score: 2

10:18pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Terantino says...

Otherhand wrote:
I'm just behaving just like your fellow white Christians on this board. What's the problem. Go and take alook at comments on articles linked to Asians and then come back and tell me I'm rambling. Doesn't feel nice does it. IGNORANT FOOL.
How do you know the people who,comment are white or Christian? . I think you have a few issues . Maybe you wasn't hugged enough as a child? Maybe you got bullied at school because you talked absolute shi# and had no friends? Maybe your not sure of your identity? Do you feel the need to vent your irrelevant bullmuffins to improve your self esteem? You should give you fecked up head a wobble.
[quote][p][bold]Otherhand[/bold] wrote: I'm just behaving just like your fellow white Christians on this board. What's the problem. Go and take alook at comments on articles linked to Asians and then come back and tell me I'm rambling. Doesn't feel nice does it. IGNORANT FOOL.[/p][/quote]How do you know the people who,comment are white or Christian? . I think you have a few issues . Maybe you wasn't hugged enough as a child? Maybe you got bullied at school because you talked absolute shi# and had no friends? Maybe your not sure of your identity? Do you feel the need to vent your irrelevant bullmuffins to improve your self esteem? You should give you fecked up head a wobble. Terantino
  • Score: 1

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