Father and son ‘a disgrace’ in Brid takeaway fight

Bernard Robinson.

Bernard Robinson.

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A JUDGE told a Bridlington businessman and his son they have disgraced themselves by becoming involved in a fight outside a takeaway in the resort.

Scaffolding firm boss Bernard Robinson, 55, head-butted Gerald Faulkner when he challenged him at the doorway to Tasties takeaway and violence escalated with student Dale Robinson, 30, scuffling with Faulkner outside.

Dale Robinson.

Dale Robinson.

Bernard Robinson, of North Street, pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault and Dale Robinson of Queensgate, Bridlington, admitted a charge of threatening behaviour when they appeared together in the dock at Hull Crown Court last Friday.

Crown barrister Jharna Jobes said Bernard Robinson butted Mr Faulkner after a verbal exchange at the doorway which was captured on CCTV. She admitted Mr Faulkner had punched out and did not back away.

Defence barrister John Thackray said Mr Faulkner had a very-lengthy criminal record and had fought Dale Robinson in the street. He said all three were arrested.

Judge Jeremy Richardson, QC, told the pair to stand and told them: “What a disgrace. You should not have behaved as you did. The complainant is not blameless, but you behaved in a disgraceful way.

“Ordinary members of the public saw this. The public are irritated and alarmed by scenes like this in their town. “Your good names have been besmirched and you brought it on yourselves.”

Both were given 12-month conditional discharges and ordered to pay £40 costs.