Brodie Strudwick said he was ‘acting as peacemaker’ between two of his friends when the incident occurred, but rather than helping things remain calm, the 19-year-old kicked his friend in the face, leaving him with a fractured jaw.Oooh, I'm pretty sure that's not how it's done! How did this all come about, anyway?
Prosecuting, Tracey Yates said that Strudwick had invited Mr Anforth’s girlfriend, Amelia, over to his house so the pair could wait for him (Mr Anforth) to arrive after work.
The friends had planned a gathering and more people arrived at the home.
When Mr Anforth arrived at Strudwick’s house, emotions were said to be running high and everybody was asked to leave.Sounds like an episode of a particularly downmarket soap, doesn't it? One that makes 'Eastenders' look like Ibsen...
A short while later Strudwick saw the couple on a bench together outside his house.
Mrs Yates said: “Matthew and Amelia were becoming emotional, talking about their relationship.
“Mr Strudwick and and a fourth friend went outside, and approached the pair. Some kind of remark was made by Mr Strudwick about how Mr Anforth had told him he could sleep with his girlfriend Amelia.”*blinks*
A scuffle ensued and Strudwick kicked Mr Anforth in the face, breaking his jaw.Lovely people, I'm sure...