Four men given suspended sentences for roles in Gants Hill fight
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Four men have been given suspended sentences for their roles in a fight which left a victim needing more than £5,000 worth of dental work.
Bradley Sussman, 22, Jack Wood, 22, Dean Gleeson, 23, and Elliott Barnes, 25, were convicted of violent disorder over the incident, which saw the victim knocked out for over a minute after being assaulted.
Two other men were found not guilty at court.
The defendants were at Faces Nightclub, in Cranbrook Road, on July 14 2013.
After an altercation on the dance floor, two groups of men were thrown out and they moved along the road near to Gants Hill Roundabout.
A fight broke out and the victim was attacked and knocked out for about 90 seconds.
He was taken to King George Hospital, Goodmayes, before being referred to Queen’s Hospital, Romford.
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Five men were arrested, with a sixth one detained later on, and they were charged with affray and ABH, before the charges were bumped up to violent disorder and GBH.
Sussman, of Burfield Road, Southend, Wood, of Waltham Road, Woodford Green, Gleeson, of Fastnet, Southend, and Barnes, of Truro Crescent, Rayleigh, were sentenced on Friday at Snaresbrook Crown Court after being charged with violent disorder and grievous bodily harm.
They were all given 12 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work.
The defendants must pay a victim surcharge of £100 each and Sussman, Wood and Barnes must also pay £1,000 each in prosecution costs.
Gleeson was ordered to pay £750 in prosecution costs and £250 in compensation.
Det Con Terry Smith, from Redbridge police, said of the victim: “He suffered extensive facial injuries during the assault and received plastic surgery.
“He had to have dental work done which was in excess of £5,000.”