Two revellers attacked 61-year-old

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A REVELLER who had been out on a friend’s leaving do has been jailed after he and his pal attacked a 61 year-old man.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, April 15, how Mario Bramante, 21, and Josh Mason, 22, attacked Ronald Andrews as the 61 year-old went to speak to them.

Angela Hadfield, prosecuting, said: “Two males had been walking in Grassmoor and they appeared drunk. They pulled down their trousers at people at a bus stop. Mr Andrews also saw a plant trough had been thrown and went to speak to them and was punched and kicked.”

Officers arrested Mason and Bramante, who has previous convictions for offences of violence, and Bramante was placed in a transport cage because he was acting aggressively, according to police, and he defecated on the seats.

Bramante, of Mill Lane, Grassmoor, pleaded guilty to assault, two counts of criminal damage and to one count of threatening behaviour after the incident in February.

Former Chesterfield resident Mason, of Slieau Park, Isle of Man, pleaded guilty to assault and threatening behaviour. Robert Sowter, defending, said they had been celebrating before Mason left for the Isle of Man and both regret what happened.

District Judge Andrew Davison sentenced Bramante to 24 weeks’ custody and sentenced Mason to 18 weeks’ custody suspended for 12 months with a community order with 120 hours’ unpaid work. Mason must pay £250 compensation to Mr Andrews, £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.