Two men who got involved in a fight in Bolton where a machete was used have been jailed.

Jerrest Campbell got into a brawl with Jack Davies on Tonge Moor Road in the early hours of the morning.

There were other men involved and Campbell began to strike at Davies with a machete.

When he lost control of the weapon Davies passed it onto another man who used it to strike Campbell.

The incident was captured on CCTV.

Following a trial Campbell, 54, was convicted of affray and possession of a weapon in a public place.

Davies, 24, was convicted of affray.

He had been accused of having a weapon in the form of a wooden plank but was acquitted by a jury of this count.

The pair appeared at Bolton Crown Court to be sentenced for the offences which took place in July 2020.

The duo who had been engaged in the terrifying fight sat next to each other on a video link from prison as they waited to find out their fate.

Defending Campbell, Tom Challinor said it would not be worthwhile to send him to prison.

He said: “Mr Campbell has reached his early 50s without any convictions for violence.

“Undoubtedly a significant section of the public will cry out for an immediate prison sentence in this case.

“Locking him in prison is going to do him and for that reason the wider public no service.”

Defending Davies, Gerald Baxter said his criminality amounted to passing on the machete to another man after he had been attacked and sustained a serious injury.

The Honorary Recorder of Bolton, Judge Martin Walsh, said: “The origin and motivation of this violence is unknown, it is likely to have been drug related.”

But he said the pair would be sentenced on the basis of what had been caught on camera.

He jailed Campbell, from St George's Road, Bolton, for two years and nine months and Davies, of no fixed abode, for 16 months.