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MetiNews.Com - Judge Robert Linford described affray in which two men bit each other's faces as 'hateful'
Breaking News ! A judge said if he had the power he would muzzle biting brawlers who caused havoc on a street. Judge Robert Linford said the fracas in Medlar Close, Bristol, in which a woman encouraged two men to fight and bite each other, was "hateful". He told Bristol Crown Court: "People were biting each other and someone got hit with a shovel. "They all behaved like complete bloody animals. "If I had the Dangerous Dogs Act I would ensure they are all muzzled." Three people appeared for sentence after the incident on April 1, 2019. Jamie Davies, 32, of High Street, Hanham, pleaded guilty to affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. Toni Griffin, 31, of Medlar Close, pleaded guilty to affray. Ashley Griffin, 32, of Charltonleaze in Almondsbury, denied wrongdoing but was convicted of affray. The judge handed Jamie Davies 23 months' jail, suspended for two years, with 140 hours' unpaid work, £750 compensation and £250 costs. He handed Ashley Griffin two years' jail, suspended for two years, with rehabilitation and £250 costs He handed Toni Griffin 14 months' jail, suspended for two years, with £250 costs. He told the three: "It was an absolutely appalling incident.
. "You decided to fight like wild animals." Alistair Haggerty, prosecuting, said residents in Medlar Close heard banging and shouting at 9.20pm. He told the court Ashley Griffin and Davies traded punches in the street.
Mr Haggerty said: "Toni Griffin was encouraging them to hit and bite each other. "Ashley Griffin and Jamie Davies were biting each other's faces and were covered in blood." The court heard in the midst of the rumble a motorbike was pushed over and Ashley Griffin was bashed with a shovel. When police arrested Davies he bit a police sergeant on the arm, leaving him very anxious about infection. The court heard Davies and Ashley Griffin had previous convictions for violence and Toni Griffin a previous conviction for driving with excess alcohol. All defence barristers were content, and said nothing more, when the judge flagged up his intended sentences.
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