Brother and sister in town fracas

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A BROTHER and sister were arrested during a fracas in Chesterfield town centre after a dispute over a taxi fare.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard how Luke and Kelly Renshaw had been on a night out when a taxi driver called police because Kelly refused to get out of his cab following an argument about the fare.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Mahon said: “Luke’s sister Kelly had to be lifted out by officers and she was put in a police car. Another female was shouting at a Pc Robinson and as he tried to grab her arms he saw Luke Renshaw charging towards him. He said he was pulled to the police car bonnet and dragged to the pavement, hit his head against a shop and felt several punches to his face. He said he felt there was a group attacking him and a Pc Hallam was trying to pull people out of the scuffle before an officer deployed CS gas.”

Pc Hallam said she was punched in the head by Luke Renshaw while she tried to restrain him. Luke Renshaw, 24, of Hillside Drive, Mastin Moor, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to the two assaults committed in April. He said he had been drinking and after his sister was arrested everything was a blur.

Magistrates sentenced Luke to a 12 month community order with electronic tagging, a curfew and 80 hours of unpaid work. He was ordered to pay £130 compensation. Kelly Renshaw, 26, of Edale Road, Mastin Moor, who pleaded guilty to damaging the police car during the incident, was fined £73, ordered to pay £85 costs, a £20 victim surcharge and £350 compensation.