Brothers arrested for fighting with police during night out in Bishop Auckland (From The Advertiser Series)
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Brothers arrested for fighting with police during night out in Bishop Auckland
2:42pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
A MAN threw punches at pub security staff and then he and his brother fought with police during a night out drinking.
The police saw Howard throw punches at the pub staff and then he was seen to throw a chair across the market place.
He was arrested after a lengthy struggle as he fought with the police. In the end pepper spray was used to calm him down.
Howard’s brother John-Thomas Howard, 18, of Shildon, then arrived on the scene. He kicked each of the officers struggling with his brother once in the head as they were on the floor.
Both brothers were arrested and neither of them commented in their police interviews.
Defence solicitor Dan Pygall withheld his mitigation at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court as the case has been sent off for a pre-sentence report.
Dwayne Howard pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting the police, one of resisting arrest and one of using threatening words or behaviour.
His brother pleaded guilty to two charges of assaulting the police.
The case was adjourned until September 19 and the two brothers, of Redworth Road, were granted unconditional bail.