Louth man fined after birthday beer garden fracas


A man, who got involved in a fracas in a Louth beer garden on his birthday, has appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court after admitting using threatening and abusive words and behaviour.

Kyle Smith, 25, who lives in Kidgate, Louth, was said to have been in the beer garden of Oliver’s Wine Bar in Aswell Street on February 1 when an argument started between three men.

Smith got himself involved and threw a glass at them, and then threw a punch.

A general melee ensued, which then calmed down and later flared up again. The men then beat Smith up.

Mitigating, Gary Farmer said Smith had been out celebrating his birthday with his mother and sister and some friends when an argument started with some others, and a scuffle began.

He said that Smith regretted getting involved, and had never been before a court before.

District Judge John Stobart told Smith: “It was a pity that on your birthday with your family, you took part in this brawl.”

Smith was fined £200, and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 in costs.

The other men involved had been dealt with an earlier hearing in May, and have been fined.