A mass brawl involving 50 people erupted in a street after a christening party at the Burnley Miners' Club, a court heard.You may need a pen and paper to unravel the familial relationships…
The baby's grandad Darren Raw was left injured and covered in blood outside after he was attacked by the infant's dad, uncle and his other grandad.And the father (assuming we’re talking about the singular)?
The child's father, Jonathan Royal, 18, who had been refusing to hand the child over to his mother Charlotte, also hit female victim Mary Smith in the doorway.No going mano-a-mano (even in numbers) for him!
What a catch you’ve got there, love…
Michael Royal, 41, of Cleaver Street, his son, Paul Royal, 22, of Clifton Square and Jonathan Royal, of Brent Street, all Burnley, had all been convicted, after a trial, of assault by beating and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, on May 8.And the punishments?
Jonathan Royal, who was also found guilty of a second assault allegation, had got involved in another brawl while on bail and had admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour in relation to that.
He received a community order, with 18 months supervision and the Controlling Anger and Learning to Manage it (CALM) programme.*sigh*
Michael Royal was given a three month, Saturday and Sunday curfew, between 7pm and 7am.
Paul Royal received a community order with 100 hours unpaid work. All three must pay £100 compensation each and Michael and Paul Royal, who are both employed, were told to pay £300 each in costs.
Jonathan Royal has to pay £100 costs.Best hollow chuckle of the whole sorry story was the touching faith in humanity of the bench:
Sentencing, bench chairman John Picton said Michael Royal, as the father of the two other defendants, must be embarrassed by his actions.You really think anything embarrasses these people? Really?
And what is it with christenings?