Employee threw punches in incident at Rushbrooke Arms - court told

Court news
Court news
Have your say

Two men who swung punches at customers at The Rushbrooke Arms in Sicklesmere have been given suspended prison sentences.

Alexander Sims, 26 was drunk when he arrived at the pub where he worked. He was off duty at the time and became unruly when the manager refused to serve him, spitting on the kitchen floor and flicking peas around the kitchen.

Customers got him outside and restrained him on the ground after he began throwing punches at them.

Duffield, 23, who was with Sims, also began throwing punches before they got back into the pub where he grabbed a flue pipe and began swinging it around.

Sims of Hornings Park, Horringer admitted affray and assaulting a waitress while Duffield, of Maltward Avenue, Bury St Edmunds admitted affray

and breaching a conditional discharge.

Sims received a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and was ordered to complete 80 hours unpaid community work. He must also pay £200 compensation. Duffield was given a three month prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to carry out 50 hours unpaid community work and pay £300 prosecution costs.

Judge Devaux ordered Duffield to attend 10 sessions at an alcohol programme.