TWO men who were caught following a local newspaper appeal have been sentenced for affray.
James Dominic Statham, 22 and Paul Brian Smith, 23, were arrested following an incident in Chester city centre on August 21 last year.
Police were called after CCTV operators spotted what appeared to be a fight or attack in Bell Tower Walk, Chester at about 2.45am. During the incident two men were injured, one had to have stitches for a cut to his head and another damaged his eye.
Following an appeal in local papers, witnesses came forward to identify Statham of Spunhill Avenue, Great Sutton and Smith of Wilkinson Street North, Ellesmere Port.
The pair were arrested and charged with assault but later pleaded guilty at Chester Crown Court to the lesser charge of affray.
On Thursday March 25, Smith and Statham were sentenced at Chester Crown Court.
Smith was handed a six month prison sentence, which was suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to carry out 100 hours unpaid work in the community and must pay £250 in court costs
Statham was ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work in the community and must pay £250 in court costs.