James Partridge, defending, said his client had a tough upbringing in Zimbabwe, where he was put up for adoption.
He witnessed domestic violence and had to hide from his adoptive father.
In Seaford, he left home at the age of 14, and saw a friend get stabbed when he was a teenager.
Mr Partridge said White had fallen in with the wrong crowd and started using drugs and alcohol.He sounds a lot more like they were the right crowd...
But since 2018 he has “got his life back on track”, and is taking prescription drugs for depression.Which explains why he decides to fight all comers one evening at the train station. Hey, perhaps for him, that was 'getting his life back on track'!
But Judge Jeremy Gold QC said: “I have viewed the footage of your behaviour on the night in question.
“You were determined to fight that night, and it all took place in Seaford Railway Station.
“You have experienced things as a young man and child that you should not have experienced.
“But you are an adult now. You cannot constantly rely on that as an excuse.
“You can’t drink yourself into the state where you behave in this way.”/applause. A judge who gets it, finally!