Man prosecuted after attack in Rayleigh pub

A MAN launched an attack at a Rayleigh pub after stepping in to help a landlord who was trying to remove a customer.

Bradley Lara, 30, knocked a man to the ground at the Half Moon pub, in Rayleigh High Street, with just one punch.

He had been out with friends when he saw Charles Willis being asked to leave by the landlord.

The man was a stranger to him but he decided to step in to help the landlord, telling him to get out.

Mr Willis responded by telling him to clear off because it was nothing to do with him.

Prosecutor Lesley Chipps, speaking at Southend Magistrates’ Court, said at this point Lara lost his temper and lashed out.

Lara, of Hampstead Lane, in Yalding, Maidstone, Kent, pleaded guilty to the assault which happened at about 9.30pm on January 18.

He was given an 18 month conditional discharge and must pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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6:18pm Fri 8 Feb 13

supermadmax says...

Rubbish, if you want to come down on this stuff he should have been given 6 -12 months in custody.
Rubbish, if you want to come down on this stuff he should have been given 6 -12 months in custody. supermadmax

6:41pm Fri 8 Feb 13

pembury53 says...

Another violent unprovoked attack, and another let off..... the courts simply couldn't care less, just the working classes doing what they do as far as they are concerned... And as current articles painfully illustrate, innocent people are paying the ultimate price for a hopelessly out of touch judiciary...
Another violent unprovoked attack, and another let off..... the courts simply couldn't care less, just the working classes doing what they do as far as they are concerned... And as current articles painfully illustrate, innocent people are paying the ultimate price for a hopelessly out of touch judiciary... pembury53

6:41pm Fri 8 Feb 13

pembury53 says...

Another violent unprovoked attack, and another let off..... the courts simply couldn't care less, just the working classes doing what they do as far as they are concerned... And as current articles painfully illustrate, innocent people are paying the ultimate price for a hopelessly out of touch judiciary...
Another violent unprovoked attack, and another let off..... the courts simply couldn't care less, just the working classes doing what they do as far as they are concerned... And as current articles painfully illustrate, innocent people are paying the ultimate price for a hopelessly out of touch judiciary... pembury53

9:01pm Fri 8 Feb 13

xenophobia says...

I know this guy hes got a record for violence aswell. He must of been laughing at this sentence.
I know this guy hes got a record for violence aswell. He must of been laughing at this sentence. xenophobia

6:11pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Seasider90 says...

And this sentence is exactly why this country is going down the pan. It's really going to make him think twice about doing it again isn't it. Why is it the legal profession seems to be full of leeching greedy lawyers continually in the trough of taxpayers cash and judges who have the brains of a neanderthal? Judges you prove time and again you are total A*******
And this sentence is exactly why this country is going down the pan. It's really going to make him think twice about doing it again isn't it. Why is it the legal profession seems to be full of leeching greedy lawyers continually in the trough of taxpayers cash and judges who have the brains of a neanderthal? Judges you prove time and again you are total A******* Seasider90

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