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Men committed affray after initially acting as peace-makers, court hears
4:10pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
TWO men who got involved in a fight with a taxi driver had tried to calm the situation before it escalated into violence, a court heard.
Curtis Grey, aged 21, and Thomas Brown, aged 22, from Redditch, appeared at Worcester Crown Court on Tuesday, September 24 where they each pleaded guilty to affray, involving using unlawful violence to cause fear to others.
Harpreet Sandhu, prosecuting, said CCTV footage showed the pair acting as "peace-makers rather than trouble-makers" shortly after the start of the fight on the night of July 6 last year, making it unlikely they were instigators of the violence.
However, the situation deteriorated and Grey admits kicking towards the taxi driver, who was being pinned to the ground by other men.
Meanwhile, Brown accepts he threw two punches which were "unreasonable in the circumstances", Mr Sandhu added, but said he caused no injury to anyone.
Grey and Brown, both of Heronfield Close, Redditch, were released on unconditional bail while pre-sentence reports are drawn up.
They will be sentenced in the week commencing October 14.
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