A MAN was left with a fractured jaw and his brother a broken nose after drunken violence in Huddersfield town centre.
Dominic O’Donnell, 25, and brother Patrick, 27, had been drinking with friends when they were abused by a passing gang.
They were sitting in a bus shelter when the gang, described as Asian men, made a comment which provoked them into violence – but they came off worst.
Leeds Crown Court was told how Dominic O’Donnell began acting aggressively and punches were thrown.
His brother started out as peacemaker but after he was punched to the ground he too got involved.
Friend Andre Willox, 20, joined in and stamped on the arm of one of the Asian men while James Bamforth, 22, also threw punches and kicked out.
The O’Donnell brothers, both of Kirkstone Avenue, Dalton, Willox, of Grange Avenue, Marsden, and Bamforth, of Grosvenor Road, Dalton, all admitted affray in Kirkgate, Huddersfield, on November 7 last year.
Dominic O’Donnell, a leisure centre manager, was ordered to complete 100 hours’ unpaid work; Patrick O’Donnell 60 hours; Willox 150 hours; and Bamforth 100 hours. They were also told to pay £400 costs each.
Mr Philip Adams, prosecuting, told the court how violence flared around 1.30am, with most of what happened captured on CCTV.
Dominic O’Donnell ended up with a fractured jaw and permanent nerve damage and his brother suffered a broken nose.
The court was shown footage of the two groups trading blows.
Willox is seen stamping on one of the victims and later chasing them down the street.
Mr Adams said the four friends and three Asian men were arrested on the night.
The Asian men, who only suffered minor injuries, claimed they had acted in self-defence and the Crown Prosecution Service decided to take no action against them.
The four men initially denied affray but changed their pleas after seeing CCTV.