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Fighting pair are spared from prison.

TWO men who were involved in a fight in the street after a family funeral have been spared prison sentences.

Richard Jones, 18,and Lee Welch, 24, were each sentenced to 200-hour community punishment orders after pleading guilty at Liverpool crown court to affray.

David McLachlan, prosecuting, told the court that at around 9pm on January 20,police were called to a disturbance outside the Little Wellington pub in Wallasey.

The officers said that about 15people, who had attended a family funeral that day, were fighting in the street.

Judge Bruce Macmillan said because the two men had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity,it was not necessary to send them to prison.
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jun 3, 2004
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