Nine defendants from Redditch appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Monday following two incidents of disorder in Mount Pleasant in Redditch at around 9pm on May 16 last year.
Five defendants appeared in the morning and four in the afternoon to keep the two feuding families apart. All nine admitted a section four public order offence.It's like the Hatfields and McCoys, but with even less variation in the DNA...
Recorder Paul Bleasdale QC, sentencing, said: "There's plainly bad blood between the two teams. The root is some feud between your family and the other family involved in this disorder and you fell out over the running of the mosque."
He said he had 'no information' about what the feud involving the mosque was about and said he had 'reservations about the forthrightness and honesty' of the accounts given by all nine defendants.A polite court officer way of saying 'A plague on both your houses!'.
He gave all nine defendants a conditional discharge for 18 months and ordered each to pay a £20 victim surcharge.*speechless*
H/T: Robert Hale via email