Duo admit affray after late night fight at McDonald’s

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News from the courts

Two people from Douglas have appeared in court pleading guilty to affray charges after a row at McDonald’s fast food restaurant.

Craig Paul Murphy, aged 25, and Chelsea Leigh Morgan, aged 22, both of Ballabrooie Grove, will be sentenced on July 12 after the preparation of probation reports.

The court heard how, on September 27 at 3.15am Murphy and Morgan were involved in a verbal altercation with security staff at McDonald’s.

Murphy was said to have tried to hit a member of staff but was pulled outside.

Outside Murphy exchanged blows with one of the security guards who was said to have suffered a fractured nose due to the altercation.

Morgan was said to have been verbally abusive and to have slapped security staff during the row.

Her advocate, Steve Wood, entered a basis of plea on Morgan’s behalf which stated that she slapped out a number of times but did not use her handbag to do so, which had been initially alleged.

Mr Wood and fellow advocate Pamela Pringle, who was defending Murphy, asked for an adjournment to allow time for the preparation of probation reports before sentencing.

Both Morgan and Murphy were granted bail in the sum of £500 with conditions that they reside at their home address, report to probation meetings when required, and not leave the island without prior permission of the court.

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