A GROUP of men who became embroiled in a scuffle in a nightclub “drank more than was good” for them, a court heard.
Zac Jones, Danny Keegan Glover, Stephen David Wilson and Alun Edward Wilson were involved a fight in a kebab shop on Brook Street in Wrexham on May 12 following an incident at the Liquid nightclub.
All four men pleaded guilty to affray at Wrexham Magistrates Court.
They all received a 12-month community order with a condition to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
District Judge Gwyn Jones said the four became “completely stupid” when they had a lot to drink.
Matthew Ellis, prosecuting, said at 1am on May 12 the four men were involved in an altercation with another group of men in the nightclub which resulted in one being ejected.
The four men made their way from the club to a kebab shop at 3am and found that the same group of men they had previously encountered were in the shop.
A fight between the groups broke out and Jones, Glover, Stephen Wilson and Alun Wilson were subsequently arrested.
Mr Ellis said that when Stephen Wilson, 19, of Maes Glyndwr, Treuddyn, was shown the shown CCTV footage of the fight by police, but he could not remember any of it and that watching it made him feel sick. Alun Edward Wilson, 21, also of Maes Glyndwr, Treuddyn, did not recall the events either.
Glover, 22, of Maes Llwewlyn, Treuddyn, told police officers he was drunk and admitted punching one man but did not remember why.
Jones, 19, of Queen Street, Treuddyn, also said he remembered punching a man and added that the altercation had occurred due to one man spilling a drink over him in the nightclub.
Phillip Lloyd Hughes, defending Stephen Wilson, Alun Wilson and Glover, said the three had been out celebrating the birth of a child.
Mr Lloyd Hughes added that threats were made by the other group of men when they were ejected, telling the trio they would be waiting for them outside.
All his clients had all “showed remorse”, Mr Hughes added.
Andy Holliday, defending Jones, said his actions were “out of character”.
Delivering his sentence, District Judge Jones said: “This was an extremely unpleasant incident in an area of Wrexham that, in the early hours of the morning, is a flashpoint for anti-social behaviour.
“Whatever happened in the nightclub did not justify your behaviour.
“You all drank more than was good for you.
“Your behaviour does you no credit.”