A BRAWL ended with a man lying unconscious in the street and another being pinned to the ground by police.
Nathan Jones, 19, of Ewart Street, Saltney Ferry, and friend Ben Thomas, 20, of Oak Grove, Saltney, admitted using threatening behaviour with intent to cause fear of immediate violence.
At 4.15am on February 3, the pair were seen by a CCTV operator acting aggressively and shouting.
At Chester Magistrates Court on Wednesday, prosecutor Jo Lazzari said: “They came into view having a verbal altercation with people that ended in a violent incident where Jones was reportedly punching a victim and Thomas was punching a victim to the point where he fell to the floor and looked to be unconscious.
“Police attended very shortly afterwards. Mr Jones was continuing to be aggressive and police had to take him to the floor to control him.”
As the court was shown footage of the incident, Thomas shook his head.
Guy Dodd, defending, said: “Both have expressed considerable remorse for their conduct.
“They had numerous pints, took a taxi into Chester and went to Level 2 nightclub. Mr Thomas became involved in an argument with one of the two men.
“He was dancing with a girl in the club and one of the men objected.
“They were followed by these two men who resumed the argument. The verbal altercation became physical. Having knocked a man out, Mr Thomas rushed to the aid of that man to make sure he was OK.”
Both men were given 12-month community orders, three month curfews covering 9pm-7am and were ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work.