Reveller put behind bars after fracas

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A man was jailed for 18 weeks after he assaulted three people during a fracas in Chesterfield town centre.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday how Jordan Basnett, 20, of Thirlmere Road, Chesterfield, twice attacked two men and despite heading off he returned and assaulted a third person.

Ian Shaw, prosecuting, said: “There was a catalogue of violence perpetrated by this man in the early hours of the morning as people were coming out of nightclubs.

“It was all caught on CCTV and a police officer who viewed the video identified Basnett.”

Mr Shaw explained how Basnett was dancing about on Holywell Street before punching one man in the face and hitting another male outside a pub as he ran off but he walked back and punched the second victim in the face again.

The first victim returned to the scene, according to Mr Shaw, before Basnett kicked out at him and then the defendant ran towards Chesterfield College. Mr Shaw added that Basnett returned again and punched another person.

He explained the matter has been dealt with as a public order offence because there were no complaints from those involved after the incident this month. Jon Barber, defending, claimed there were no innocent parties during the incident which involved groups of about ten people and that Mr Basnett had not gone out to have a fight. Basnett pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour and admitted breaching a previous suspended custodial sentence for a public order offence.