Decision to fight on footpath ends with a bloody nose and $3600 in fines

FINANCIAL BLOW: A man was fined in Orange Local Court last Monday after assaulting a police officer during a street fight.

FINANCIAL BLOW: A man was fined in Orange Local Court last Monday after assaulting a police officer during a street fight.

A fight outside Ashcroft’s IGA in Peisley Street has become a costly activity for a man who was fined $3600 in Orange Local Court last Monday.

Kegan Horton, 28, of Kurim Avenue, was fined $1000 for affray, $600 for offensive behaviour in public, $1000 for resisting police and $1000 for assaulting a police officer.

Police facts state that Horton and another man got into a physical fight and grappled on the footpath at about 8pm on June 6.

Police made several attempts to separate them and went to leave when the fight appeared to be over, but it resumed and Horton was punched in the nose and started bleeding profusely. 

Police wrestled with the pair to break up the fight again and Horton kicked one of the officers in the back before being restrained, handcuffed and arrested.

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