Ten men in court over 'night of violence' in Gloucestershire
TEN men from across Gloucestershire have appeared in court accused of taking part in a night of violence in Stonehouse.
Prosecutors at Stroud Magistrates' Court claimed fights broke out between youths from different areas of the county.
Bystander Ashley Durn was allegedly assaulted and ended up barricading himself inside a house with three women, prosecutor David Nicholas said.
He read witness statements to the court which alleged those involved brandished a mace, a knife, a baseball bat and a motorcycle helmet as weapons.
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Violence allegedly began at Stonehouse Railway Station, with clashes later at Meadow Road Park and Paddock Rise.
Mark Andrew John Adams, 22, of Gloucester Road, Stonehouse, Ashley Nicholas Bracey, 22, of Harold Close, Dursley, Connor Michael O'Dowd, 18, of Festival Road, Stonehouse, Charlie Hugh Rees, 19, of Brisbane, Stonehouse, Corrie Lee David Stobart, 18, of Valley Gardens, Kingsway, Alexander James Peter White, 18, of Midland Road, Stonehouse and William De Havilland, 18, of Cedar Court, Dursley, are all accused of affray on March 19 last year.
Bracey, O'Dowd, White and De Havilland are also accused of assault, and White faces another charge of criminal damage to a car windscreen.
Kenneth Lee Cox, 19, of Juniper Avenue, Matson, Lee Stuart Anthony Overthrow (formerly Harman), 24, of Charlecote Avenue, Tuffley, and Alexander Frederick MacDonald, 20, of Tuffley Lane, Gloucester are all charged with affray at Meadow Road and Paddock Rise in Stonehouse on the same date.
One man from Gloucester who was believed to have been involved in the violence has not been identified.
No pleas have been entered and the committal hearing will continue on a date to be fixed.