Chesterfield reveller must complete unpaid work after street brawl

Einstein's pub, on Holywell Street, Chesterfield.
Einstein's pub, on Holywell Street, Chesterfield.

A reveller who got caught up in a street brawl outside a Chesterfield bar has been ordered to pay £295 and complete 70 hours of unpaid work.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, November 19, how Daniel Vaughan, 25, of Cherry Tree Grove, North Wingfield, was seen exchanging blows with another man outside Einstein’s pub, on Holywell Street, and he had to be restrained by police.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “A door supervisor at Einstein’s saw two males arguing in the street and swearing.

“They were punching and grabbing each other. They ended up on the ground fighting.

“The door supervisor went across to split them up and as police arrived one of the men calmed down but Vaughan was obstructive.

“Vaughan said he had not done anything wrong and officers had to restrain him on the ground.”

The defendant, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to a public order offence after the incident in the early hours of September 27.

Probation officer Katie Shannon said Vaughan had been out with his partner and had been drinking alcohol but had been aware of his actions and had perceived the other male as the aggressor.

Ms Shannon added that supermarket worker Vaughan claimed he had intended to diffuse the situation but his own behaviour escalated.

Magistrates sentenced Vaughan to a 12 month community order and 70 hours of unpaid work.

He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, a £150 courts charge and a £60 victim surcharge.