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Two jailed after fight in train station car park
5:40am Tuesday 8th April 2014 in News
TWO men have been jailed after a fight in a railway station car park.
Stefan Dorran and Joshua Drewitt, both 21, pleaded guilty to a public order offence and assault occasioning grievous bodily harm respectively at Dorchester Crown Court.
Prosecuting, Carolyn Branford-Wood said Drewitt fractured a man’s cheek with a single punch to his face.
The men had been travelling by train back to Gillingham after a night out in Salisbury with friends, the court heard.
Miss Branford-Wood said an off-duty postman had followed the group at a distance following some ‘high jinks’ on the train.
A heated exchange began in the car park and Drewitt punched the postman.
In mitigation, Jamie Porter said after the single blow, Drewitt, of Horsefields, Gillingham, had stepped between the victim and other men to prevent him from being further injured.
Dorran, of Lodbourne Terrace, Gillingham, threatened a man who came to the postman’s aid, Miss Branford-Wood said, and punched him in the back as he walked away.
Lawrence Wilcox, mitigating for Dorran, said the second victim had behaved aggressively to other members of the group.
Jailing Drewitt for one year and Dorran for 28 days, Judge Roger Jarvis said: “Both of you focus your complaints on the behaviour of the victims.
“People should be able to travel on public transport without fear of being exposed to this sort of behaviour.”
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