Man fighting four months after release

Scarborough Magistrates Court
Scarborough Magistrates Court

n When sentencing Hornby magistrates said: “You were on licence at the time and you don’t have a very good record.

A MAN has been sentenced to unpaid work after fighting outside a Scarborough night club.

Jamie Hornby, 25, of Trafalgar Street West, pleaded not guilty at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court to a charge of using threatening words and behaviour.

The court heard he had been fighting outside Vivaz, in Huntriss Row, in the early hours of October 8 this year.

Prosecuting Catherine Turnbull said: “When police arrived they could see large amounts of people and two males throwing punches.

“Hornby was arrested, and stated he was responsible for what happened his side of things.

“He said he had three to four pints and described himself as being tipsy but not drunk.”

The court heard Hornby had a previous record with convictions for assault and battery, and that he had only been released from prison in June this year.

Hornby represented himself during the hearing. In mitigation he apologised for his behaviour, and said that since the incident he has stopped drinking.

He said: “I was out of order in the way I acted.

“I had come out of the night club and he was threatening one of my friends who is only 20. I thought I would step in and stop him shouting at my friend. Next things this guy just smacks me in the face. Had I been sober I would have walked away but because I had a drink I started fighting.

“I know I have a criminal past but I have gone out of my way to turn my life around. Because of this I feel I have totally let myself down.”

A spokesman for the probation service said Hornby had responded well and was complying.

Magistrates sentenced Hornby to 40 hours’ unpaid work.