Five men have been sentenced for their part in a booze-fuelled brawl in Neston during the historic Ladies’ Day parade in June.
Dean Knight, 25, of Station Road, Birkenhead and Calvin Lewis, 19, of Bridge Court, Neston were jailed at Chester Crown Court following an altercation which took place outside the Greenland Fishery pub on June 2.
Knight was sentenced to 20 months in prison on October 21 for affray, inflicting grievous bodily harm and for possession of an offensive weapon while Lewis was handed a 14 month prison sentence for affray, possession of an offensive weapon and further offences from another incident on Thursday, November 17.
Joel Smith, 19, of Westlands Close, Neston, who was also involved in the brawl, was jailed for 16 months at Chester Crown Court on July 6.
At the time, the court heard how Smith, who pleaded guilty to to affray and assault, occasioning actual bodily harm as a result of the brawl, was already on bail for another offence of violence.
He had also received a suspended prison sentence for drug trafficking.
Keiran Davies, 21, of The Birches, Neston and Ryan Coathup, 29, of Cheddon Way, Pensby, who were convicted of affray on November 17, were both given an eight month jail sentence which was suspended for two years.
Davies and Coathup must also carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and were issued with a curfew between 7pm and 6am for two months.
As a result of the altercation which blocked part of the road for some time, Smith’s mother, who tried to help stop the fighting, suffered a broken cheekbone.
Sgt Daniel Greenhalgh said: “The sentences reflect the serious nature of the incident and the violent nature of how these individuals conducted themselves.
“It is unacceptable behaviour and as demonstrated the Crown Courts will sentence individuals to prison.
“Ellesmere Port and Neston Policing Unit officers involved in this, from arrests to investigation phases, have worked hard to ensure that all the evidence obtained and presented to the CPS resulted in justice being served.
“Naming and shaming these convicted criminals within a small community such as Neston will have far reaching impact and send a message to the wider community of Neston that we, the police, are here for communities, here for justice, here when and where you need us, here for victims.”