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Six punished after night of violence in Loddon

06:30 02 May 2012

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Two men have been jailed and a host of others given community sentences after a night of violence erupted in Loddon.

About 40 people were involved in the drunken disorder and fighting, when police officers were abused and attacked on October 1.

Three defendants appeared at Norwich Crown Court yesterday including Bobby George, 19, from Hurst Road in Chedgrave, who was given seven months in a young offenders institution for affray.

The court was told that George had run towards the police line and kicked out at a police dog which grabbed his leg. When tackled by an officer, George put him in a headlock and punched him in the head, leaving him dizzy with swelling and abrasions around his eye.

Jude Durr, defending George, said he was “not a wastrel” and was trying to get his life in order after completing a qualification in dry-lining.

But Judge Peter Jacobs said: “This was a very serious incident of disorder, and it was pretty terrifying for all those who had to observe it. The police arrived to find this scene of total chaos and it looks as if you were in the thick of it right from the beginning.”

Steven Wise, 22, from King Street in Great Yarmouth, was jailed for five months, including one month for breaching an earlier suspended sentence. The court heard Wise had slapped a policeman on the head three times and run away laughing, earlier in the evening before the violence escalated.

Judge Jacobs said the actions were “clearly inflammatory” and that he had no option but to impose a custodial sentence due to Wise’s list of prior convictions and inability to comply with previous community orders.

Shane Russell, 21, from Walnut Hill in Surlingham, was given 140 hours community work for public order offences and ordered to pay £200 costs. He had tried to drag the police dog away from George’s leg. Judge Jacobs heard that he had been interviewed by the army and had committed to complete his unpaid hours as soon as possible.

On Monday, three others appeared in court in relation to the violence.

Scott Pipe, 17, of Hardley Road, Langley, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Monday charged with violent disorder between September 30 and October 2011. He pleaded not guilty, but admitted a less serious public order offence.

He was sentenced to 80 hours unpaid work by Judge Jacobs for his part in the “unpleasant incident”.

Also appearing in court on Monday in connection with the same offence were, Izak Lees, 18, of Hardley Road, Langley and Henry Will, 21, of Church Road, Thurlton.

Lees, who admitted a public order offence, was sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay £100 costs while Will, who admitted a public order offence, was sentenced to 200 hours unpaid work, fined £400 and ordered to pay £400 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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