A judge has told two North West men they ‘overreacted in drink’ after a fight broke out at a caravan park in the Denbigh Moors.
Mold Crown Court heard David Hatton from Liverpool confronted Kerie O’Donnell from Crewe with a bottle and a knife at the Cae’r Mynydd park in Saron in May last year. Both men were given suspended jail sentences after admitting affray.
O’Donnell (25) had been found by his wife in a disabled toilet with Hatton’s wife. He told Mrs O’Donnell nothing improper had happened as she went back to their caravan.
He went to find Mrs Hatton to try and back up his story but it ended up in a row and she was dragged outside of her caravan by O’Donnell. Hatton (47) found him and a fight broke out – he was knocked to the floor and suffered a fractured eye socket and other injuries after being repeatedly punched and kicked.
The court heard the fracas followed a night of drinking – the couples were both part of larger groups staying at the caravan site over the weekend.
O’Donnell’s defence said he knew his partner was unacceptable but wanted to carry on as a decent partner and father and get on with his plumbing job. Hatton’s barrister said he still suffered from his injuries and insisted what happened that night was not of his making.
Judge Rhys Rowlands told the pair they had ”completely lost control” in an unpleasant incident that one would not expect to take place in Saron.
O’Donnell was sentenced to 45 weeks, suspended for 18 months, and fined £750. Hatton’s 36-week sentence was also suspended for eighteen months – he was also fined £500. Both men must also pay £1250 in costs.
Source: BBC Cymru Wales