A young person has prevented a stint behind bars after he swung a picket bat during a street brawl in North Tynside.
As beforehand reported on ChronicleLive, police descended on an space of North Shields after a “massive combat” between two teams of males was seen on CCTV.
When they arrived, Tyler Davison was present in deal with on the street and instantly admitted to being one of many males concerned.
The 19-year-old advised officers he’d armed himself with a picket bat to “warn off” his partner’s ex, who was brandishing a bottle.
Davison, of Saville Street, in North Shields, appeared earlier than magistrates in North Tyneside earlier this month and pleaded responsible to a public order offence and possessing an offensive weapon in public.
The case was adjourned for the preparation of a pre-sentence report and the teenager appeared again in the identical court docket on Wednesday to be taught his destiny.
He was spared an instantaneous prison sentence and as a substitute was ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work as a part of an 18-month group order.
The court docket heard that police have been known as to Saville Street on December 19 final 12 months after watching CCTV of the world and seeing a big combat erupt.
Leanne Duffy, prosecuting, stated: “Upon arrival, they took particulars and, upon info, they attended an deal with on Saville Street the place the defendant was within the sitting room.
“He advised the officers he had been concerned in an incident exterior with his partner’s ex boyfriend.”
Mark Harrison, defending, stated Davison had instantly admitted his half within the brawl and totally co-operated with the police.
“Perhaps a canny defendant may need stated nothing,” Mr Harrison continued. “All the events exterior have been as culpable as one another.
“The ex-boyfriend got here brandishing a bottle and throwing gadgets. Mr Davison has armed himself with a bat with the only intention of warning-off the ex boyfriend.
“He acknowledges he ought to have run inside, closed the door and phoned the police.”