A man has been jailed for 16 months for his part in a violent confrontation in a Huddersfield bar.
Leeds Crown Court heard Shaun McManus joined in when trouble erupted in the Verve bar on February 2, 2013.
Sentencing him, Judge Penelope Belcher said the incident involved a group of young men from the Lancashire area who were on an “ale trail” celebrating the birthday of one on their number.
Staff described them as causing no trouble when a group of about 20 from the Huddersfield area began “taunting and shouting at them.”
The judge said whether that included McManus at that stage did not matter but when the Lancashire group were backed against a wall one of them “not unsurprisingly launched a pre-emptive strike.”
He punched one of the local group and a fight erupted which McManus joined in punching and kicking at the visitors in a “thoroughly unpleasant incident.”
She said he also was captured on CCTV throwing chairs three times, two of them striking people in the other group “and on one occasion you threw something else, whether a bottle or a glass.”
Judge Belcher said she accepted when not in drink he was capable of leading a law-abiding life and being a good father.
“The fact someone is able to be a good and upright citizen the rest of the time doesn’t mean they can go out and commit criminal offences.”
McManus, 32 of Church Street, Paddock, admitted affray.
Camille Morland representing him said he was in employment and it would be his children who would suffer if he was jailed.
Five other men have already been sentenced for their part in the incident.