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Man knocked unconscious in petrol station brawl

20-year-old also breached bail

A man was knocked unconscious during a brawl at a busy petrol station in Douglas, a court’s heard.


Twenty-two-year-old Edward McBride of Marathon Road appeared before magistrates at Douglas Courthouse.


He admitted one charge of affray on 2 September as well as breaching his bail on 18 September.


The court heard a friend’s mother drove McBride and his friend to the Ellan Vannin filling station on Peel Road in the early hours of 2 September.


When they arrived at around 12:30am, they spotted another two men on the forecourt outside the shop.


Magistrates heard McBride punched the man so hard he lost consciousness.


The hearing was also told just a day after he appeared in court and was bailed on condition he doesn't contact another man facing charges over the incident, he was seen in a car with him.


Magistrates granted bail in the sum of £500 and McBride will appear in court again for sentencing on 31 October.

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