Great Yarmouth: Men Sentenced After Assault

A man's been sentenced to 15 months in a young offenders institution and three others have been given suspended sentences after a teenager was assaulted.

A 20-year-old man has been given 15 months detention in a young offender institution and three others given suspended sentences following an assault and affray incident in Great Yarmouth on April 28.

Police were alerted to reports of a fight in an alleyway near the Nationwide building society in King Street by CCTV operators around 1.30am on Saturday 28.

An 18-year-old man had been attacked and was lying on the ground. The four fled but all were arrested by police in Great Yarmouth a short time later and were taken into custody. They were subsequently charged with assault and affray offences.

Brian Dillamore, 20, of Victoria Place in the town, was sentenced to 15 months, less 102 days spent on remand, after pleading guilty to the assault of the 18-year-old man during the incident.

Fergus Laidlaw, 29, of Lower Cliff Road in Gorleston, pleaded guilty to affray and was given an eight month suspended sentence, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £500 costs and £750 in compensation to the 18-year-old.

Two other 18-year-old men received four month suspended sentences, suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to affray. Jack Docherty of Oxnead Drive in Caister, was also ordered to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work, to pay £200 compensation to the victim and £200 costs, while Daniel Dawson of Castle Green in Gorleston was ordered to carry out 75 hours of unpaid work and to pay £100 costs.

All four were sentenced at Norwich Court Court last Friday, 10 August.

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