Thugs face sentencing after Chesterfield town centre fracas

Pictured is a stretch of Holywell Street, Chesterfield.
Pictured is a stretch of Holywell Street, Chesterfield.

Three revellers have admitted using threatening behaviour after they were involved in a fracas in Chesterfield town centre.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday how Shaun Samuels, James Miles and Jordan Blackmore were captured on CCTV throwing punches among themselves on Holywell Street.

Prosecuting solicitor Lynn Manning said: “Police received a call stating a female had been pushed and was on the ground.

“However, none of the three defendants are accused of assaulting the female but after they learned she had been assaulted matters escalated.”

Miss Manning explained Samuels shouted at bar doorstaff, scuffled with Miles and the public, ran to a group who were fighting - including Blackmore and Miles - and threw punches.

Miles made full admissions after seeing the CCTV which showed him pushing Blackmore, throwing punches at him and scuffling.

In an interview with police, Blackmore said he had received a phone call from his girlfriend who told him a work colleague had been knocked to the ground.

Miss Manning said after Miles threw a punch at Blackmore, Blackmore threw a punch back and the three defendants were scuffling as the public tried to break them up.

Samuels, 24, of Hipley Close, Holmehall, Chesterfield, Miles, 19, of Netherthorpe Close, Staveley, and Blackmore, 22, of Abercrombie Street, Chesterfield, all pleaded guilty to using threatening behaviour after the incident on July 24.

District Judge Andrew Davison adjourned the case until August 20 to consider pre-sentence reports.