By Kevin Unitt Monday 01 October 2012 Updated: 04/10 07:50
TWO violent young men have been banned from all pubs and clubs in Leamington.
Daniel Cartlidge, a 21-year-old from Bishops Itchington, was found guilty of a recent assault and received a community sentence banning him from all public houses and nightclubs in the town boundary for two years.
Michael Prince, a 19-year-from Leamington, was found guilty of a different assault and received a suspended sentence with a 'prohibited activity requirement' banning him from town pubs and clubs for six months.
Photographs of both have been circulated to pubs and clubs so staff can help enforce the orders.
Warwickshire Police said the banning orders were a vital tool in making the town centre a safer place.
Inspector Faz Chishty added: “This sends out a strong message to all who get involved in such behaviour, that robust action will be taken to ban those who cause trouble within our town centres.
"Town centre violence of any form is totally unacceptable. The vast majority of people want to go out and enjoy a safe night out with their friends in the town centre.
“Unfortunately, there are a few people who ruin the enjoyment of others by turning to violence - often after drinking too much alcohol.”
Cartlidge received his sentence after a serious assault outside Leamington Fish Bar in Tavistock Street in the early hours of May 7. CCTV footage showed him punching a man to the ground, causing a fracture gone in his skull. As well as the banning order he must carry out 300 hours unpaid work, pay £3,000 compensation to his victim and has an overnight curfew at his home address.
Prince was convicted of an assault outside Yorkshire Bank in Warwick Street in the earlier hours of March 11, during which he almost straddled a man who had been knocked to the floor by another male and repeatedly punched him.
As well as the banning order he must carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.
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