Bewbush brawlers get suspended sentences

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People who were found guilty of violent disorder following a fight in a Bewbush park have been given suspended sentences.

Doris Robertson, 50, of St Aubin Close, Broadfield; Hansley Robertson, 25, of Britten Close, Bewbush; Kenny Robertson, 23, of St Martyrs Avenue and a teenager who can not be named for legal reasons due to his age all denied violent disorder.

Kenny Robertson also denied dangerous driving.

They were found guilty after a trial at Lewes Crown Court.

At today’s (Thursday November 19) sentencing, Judge Anthony Scott Gall said Doris Robertson received a call that her son was being attacked by another young man near the entrance to a Bewbush park on July 27.

She called her sons, Hansley and Kenny, who drove to help.

The three got into a fight with another group, which included the teenager.

When leaving the scene Kenny got into his car and had a bike thrown at the windscreen.

He drove the wrong way round a roundabout and hit a pedestrian knocking her into a hedge.

Kenny Robertson was given nine moths imprisonment suspended for two years and a further nine months suspended sentence for dangerous driving.

He was also ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to the injured pedestrian and told to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

Doris Robertson received a suspended sentence for a separate conviction of battery, committed in 2013, and was also given a nine month suspended sentence for violent disorder .

Hansley Robertson was given a nine month imprisonment suspended for two years and was told to complete 100 hours of unpaid work.

The teenager was ordered to attend a youth rehabilitation project for 14 months and told to complete 80 hours of unpaid work.

More to follow.

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