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Fines for Douglas duo who acted like 'children in a playground'

32-year-olds admit being drunk and disorderly

Two men from Douglas have been fined £350 each after a drunken brawl in the capital ended with police intervention.

Ian Joseph Stevens, of Hibbin Way, and Daniel Andrew Pope, of Snaefell Road, admitted being drunk and disorderly on 19 April.

The 32-year-olds had drunk too much following a funeral and were witnessed fighting in the street on Marina Road.

Officers broke them up but Pope resisted arrest and PAVA incapacitant spray had to be used to restrain him.

He was fined an extra £300 for resisting an officer in the execution of their duty.

Stevens' advocate told Magistrates the men had been best friends for 20 years and there 'wasn't any malice intended'.

Fining the pair, and ordering them to pay prosecution costs, Magistrates told them: "You're both fully grown men, not children sparring in a playground."

 

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