Men fined after ‘violent’ street fight

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TWO men arrested after a “violent” exchange in Spalding have each been ordered to pay £275.

Egidijus Kazlauskas (28), of High Street, was left needing hospital treatment for a cut forehead, and Hubert Wester (31), of Saltern Drive, broke his ankle in the fight on December 3.

Last Thursday, both pleaded guilty to public order offences at Spalding Magistrates’ Court.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said officers reported seeing the pair being forcefully ejected from Loaded nightclub in Westlode Street before the fight.

She said the pair appeared to accept the rejection and they started walking towards Albion Street with a group of people.

“Later the officer’s attention was directed back at the group of eight to ten people when one in the group said ‘Oh my God they’re fighting’,” said Miss Ritson.

She said the two men were “grappling” on the ground, exchanging punches which “appeared to be violent”.

Miss Ritson said the officer used his baton to separate them.

In interview, she said Kazlauskas admitted to having had seven pints of strong lager, while Wester said he could not remember anything until he was arrested.

Speaking to magistrates through a Polish interpreter, Wester said: “I am sorry.”

Kazlauskas also apologised to the court, adding: “It will not happen again.”

They were each fined £175 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.