Three jailed over fight outside club
Three people have been jailed and two given community orders for their part in what police described as a "particularly violent" fight outside a Bath nightclub.
Police had been called to a brawl outside Club XL, in Walcot Street, just before 2am on Sunday, April 10 last year.
CCTV images from the night showed around 15 people involved in a mass fight, which left a 24-year-old man needing hospital treatment after being knocked unconscious.
Five people were arrested and have now appeared at Bristol Crown Court charged in connection with the incident.
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Jason Webb, 26, of Poolemead Road, in Twerton, admitted affray and was jailed for 18 months.
Byron Nicholson, 22, of Haycombe Drive, in Bath, and Umar Zafar, 21, of Passage Road, in Westbury on Trym in Bristol, both admitted affray and were jailed for 12 months each.
Dominica Delbono, 23, of Poolemead Road, in Twerton, and Amir Zafar, 19, also of Passage Road, in Westbury on Trym, both admitted battery. They were each given a 12-month community service order with a six-month 8pm to 8am curfew during which they will have to wear a tagging device.
Judge David Ticehurst said the sentences were harsh but he had a duty to protect members of the public from violent behaviour.
Det Con Colin Williams, from Bath CID, oversaw the case and welcomed the outcome.
He said: "All the defendants played a part in what was a particularly violent incident. It was all captured on CCTV, which was a major part in the investigation and which was shown to the court.
"The sentences reflect that such behaviour is disturbing and will not be tolerated. Police are committed to investigating fully all such public order incidents."