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Pair sentenced for bus driver brawl

One man has been jailed and another given a community order for brawling with a bus driver following a fare dispute.

Tyler Belgrave-Breeds and Sean Dickson, both 23, were sentenced at Bromley Magistrates' Court, south east London, after being found guilty of affray last month.

They were caught on CCTV fighting with David Newstead, 43, who was driving the number 89 bus and had stopped at Geddes Place, Bexley, on March 27.

One of the pair is shown tampering with a wing mirror attached to the bus and throwing a can at the driver.

Newstead, of Lansdeer Avenue, Gravesend, pleaded guilty to a charge of affray in May after he left his vehicle and fought with Belgrave-Breeds and Dickson.

District Judge Nigel Dean gave Belgrave-Breeds, of Brastead Road, Erith, a 14-week prison sentence.

Dickson, of Lowfield Street, Dartford, was given a 10-week sentence suspended for 12 months, ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and to pay £200 costs.

Both men must also pay an £80 victim surcharge.


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