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Suspended jail terms for fight outside bar

Two Douglas men have each been given four month prison sentences, suspended for two years, for offences including affray.

Thirty year-old Alan Jessop of Mona Drive and Christopher William Cowley, aged 21, of Victoria Road, both changed their pleas to guilty on the affray charge when the hearing of the case was due to start.

Rosemary Burnett, prosecuting, said they got involved in a fight with two Polish nationals outside Jaks public house, at 12.30am on September 10 and were subsequently arrested.

In addition to their prison sentences Jessop and Cowley were each fined £500, Jessop for being in breach of a ban on entering licensed premises and Cowley for possessing a quantity of cannabis resin which was found in his pocket when he was arrested.

The defendants appeared before High Bailiff Michael Moyle.

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