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Yobs banned from going out at Christmas...following CCTV of street brawl
THREE yobs have been banned from going out over Christmas, following a mass brawl where a police dog was kicked.
The street fight broke out outside SFC takeaway, in Southchurch Road, Southend, before the dog bit one of the thugs and they were arrested.
Shocking footage was captured by CCTV operators which led to the swift arrest of Dean Bailey, Arthur Burgess and Tony Walsh.
It shows at least seven men throwing punches at about 3.40am on September, before the fight spills out into the middle of the road.
A police dog handler then arrived and restrained Walsh, who bit him on the wrist.
The police dog was kicked in the scuffle, before it bit Walsh. Bailey, 19, of Trinity Road, Southend, Burgess, 28,of Lincoln Chase, Southend, and Walsh, of Newington Avenue, Southend, appeared before Southend Magistrates Court where they all pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour. Walsh, 32, also admitted assaulting the police dog handler.
The men were all curfew between 9pm and 9am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until January 15, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
District Judge John Wollard said: “The order is clearly designed to keep you away from going out clubbing and getting yourself drunk late at night.”
They were all given a 12 month community order and £85 costs to pay each.
Bailey was spared unpaid work because he was the only one with no previous convictions.
Burgess, a roofer, and unemployed Walsh were both given 60 hours unpaid work.