When you’ve been injured in public in Chesterfield, you’ll need legal help
The town of Chesterfield is situated in the Derbyshire county in England and it was the site of a violent incidents involving a teenager who had become drunk on New Year’s Eve in 2007. On the night, at around 10.30pm the teenager, Cal Clarke, had been refused entry to the Blue Bell pub after which he became abusive and aggressive towards the bouncer. The bouncer, Gavin Watkinson, removed him from the entrance of the pub by his arm but Clarke retaliated by punching him in the left ear.
At Cal Clarke’s court case held at the town magistrates court, the prosecutor for the case told the court that after the punch, Clarke lunged at the bouncer again but this time, he punched Clarke with a blow that glanced him and broke his nose. Clarke was then able to be restrained by the bouncer with a fellow worker from the pub and they held him in place until the police arrived at the scene. He was taken to the Chesterfield Royal Hospital but he continued to threaten police officers. After refusing to calm down and cease abusing staff, the officers then placed handcuffs on him while he struggled and continued to verbally abuse them. Two police officers were treated for minor injuries from the scuffle.
The police prosecutor added that Clarke had been remorseful about his actions when he was interviewed later, he said that he did not remember much from the incident due to how drunk he was. At the hearing, Clarke admitted his guilt to three charges of assault although his sentence has been adjourned until probation reports are received. The magistrates court warned the teenager that he could be sent to jail at the next hearing in February. Also at the hearing, it was heard that Clarke is generally a polite, well-spoken teenager and only engages in this kind of behaviour when he has consumed alcohol.
If you have been the innocent victim of an incident where you have been injured in public in Chesterfield then you may be able to make a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
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Date Published: 3rd January 2015
Author: David Brown