Police collar pair who were brawling in street

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POLICE called to a disturbance at a party arrested two men for scuffling in the street, a court heard.

Richard Glossop ran across Chesterfield Road in Eckington in front of a police car when officers arrived at the scene.

“His shirt was ripped and he said he had been attacked. Males and females were shouting loudly at a nearby address, where a door had been damaged,” Helen Griffiths, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates.

Adam Watts, aged 21, pushed past PC Gary Edwards and began fighting with Glossop, 23.

Officers took Watts to the ground and put him in their vehicle to break up the scrap.

He was cautioned and said his girlfriend had been attacked.

Glossop got into a nearby vehicle. He was pulled out by police and began to struggle but he was quickly handcuffed and arrested.

Watts, of Nethermoor Drive, Killamarsh, and Glossop, of Elm Crescent, Mosborough, Sheffield, admitted using threatening behaviour on February 12.

Watts was fined £148 while Glossop, who had previous convictions for violence and disorder – including invading a football field – was fined £233. Each must pay £85 costs.

Rachel Baldwin, for Glossop, said he went to the address to make sure his brother Wayne did not get into trouble.

He felt under threat and was intending to defend himself but went too far.