Fight led to court hearing

Scarborough Magistrates Court

Scarborough Magistrates Court

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A teenager has been told to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work following a drunken fight.

Christopher Oldfield, 18, of Dean Road, Norton, admitted using threatening words and behaviour during an incident in Castlegate, Malton, on April 8.

The court heard how a fight had broken out near Morrisons car park at 1.55am.

Katy Varlow, prosecuting, said: “The defendant was seen to throw a punch at another man then jump on him.

“He was later arrested and interviewed and admitted fighting in the street.”

Franklyn Garvey, mitigating, explained that his client had been out with a friend around Malton and visited three pubs.

He said: “He had been drinking - there are no two ways about it. He would describe himself as being merry.”

Mr Garvey said the men had seen some friend in the street and had some banter with them. One of the men had then come over to Oldfield and tried to rugby tackle him and a scuffle had broken out.

The men were pulled apart, but it started up again when a man grabbed the defendant by the shirt and pulled him to the floor.

Mr Garvey said his client had “apologised for causing a nuisance”.

Oldfield was given a 12-month community order with 150 hours’ unpaid work.