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A FOOTBALLER with Nationwide Conference North leaders Stafford Rangers was ordered to pay pounds 1,000 compensation to a Bristol student who was attacked and repeatedly kicked in a nightclub punch-up in the town.

Recorder Michael Burrows Burrows is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was created by redistribution in 1957, and formally came into existence in the provincial election of 1958. The riding is located in the northern part of Winnipeg.  told Levi Reid Levi Reid (born January 19, 1983 in England) is a professional English footballer, currently playing for Macclesfield Town in the English League Two, he plays as a midfielder.  when he was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court: "You could not complain if a custody sentence was passed today.

"I accept you are of good character but you went out into the street knowing trouble was brewing. If you did not kick or stamp on anyone you were with those who did."

Reid, of St Peter's Gardens, Rickerscote, Stafford, was also ordered to serve 200 hours community service. He pleaded not guilty to making an affray A criminal offense generally defined as the fighting of two or more persons in a public place that disturbs others.

The offense originated under the Common Law and in some jurisdictions has become a statutory crime.
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Miss Michelle Heeley, defending, said: "This offence happened over a year ago. He was seen to try to stop the trouble and was not encouraging anyone.

"He should not have got involved but was acting as a peacemaker." Reid was released by League One Port Vale and went straight to non-league Stafford where he is hoping to continue.

"For him to be involved was one night of madness which should not be allowed to blight blight, general term for any sudden and severe plant disease or for the agent that causes it. The term is now applied chiefly to diseases caused by bacteria (e.g., bean blights and fire blight of fruit trees), viruses (e.g., soybean bud blight), fungi (e.g.  his career."

Michael Hutt, prosecuting, said Michael Swift was at the town's Zanzibar nightclub when Michael Swift, from Bristol, was punched while on the dance floor.

"Mr Swift was later punched on the floor outside the night club and the incident was recorded on closed circuit television," he said. "Reid and another man became involved and joined in with a vengeance. Mr Swift went outside where he ended up on the ground and was kicked in the head a number of times."

Reid said in evidence that he "stepped in" when he saw three youths attacking another man.

"I was trying to part them. I did not hit anyone," he said
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