Unprovoked, drink-fuelled assault lands trio in court

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A trio of men who set upon two drinkers in an unprovoked attack in a town centre bar did so simply because they were drunk, a court was told.

CCTV footage shows Gary Jacques, Andrew Walden and Lewis Emmanuel rain punches on the two men after one of the group had been ‘cosying up’ to his victims after meeting him in the Samba Brasil bar.

On Wednesday, Boston Magistrates’ Court was told the trio had not been out together, but met in the bar on October 28.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said Emmanuel, 21, had been chatting to one of the victims but later turned and began punching him, before the others got involved.

Mike Alexander, for Jacques, 21, of St Marys Way, Old Leake, said he was only briefly involved in the assault.

Mr Alexander denied it was planned and said: “This was a disgraceful episode. It was clearly fuelled by alcohol.”

Beris Brickles, for Walden, 27, of Smalley Road, Fishtoft, said: “This was just drunken stupidity.”

Emmanuel, of Castle Square, Boston, arrived late and no mitigation was offered.

The trio admitted assault. Probation reports were requested before they are sentenced.