Fifteen men due in court following ‘hit-and-run’ disturbance outside TOWIE nightclub

Police received reports of people fighting outside the Sugar Hut on April 2, 2017 Picture: ARCHANT

Police received reports of people fighting outside the Sugar Hut on April 2, 2017 Picture: ARCHANT

Fifteen men are due to appear in court in connection with a disturbance outside a nightclub in Brentwood.

Twelve men, aged between 22 and 36, from Kent and Bromley, were summonsed to appear at Basildon Magistrates’ Court today for violent disorder.

A 22-year-old man and a 33-year-old man, both from London, appeared at Basildon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, July 19, also for violent disorder.

A 25-year-old man from Cheshunt appeared at the same court for assisting an offender.

They are all due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on Thursday, August 16.


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Essex Police received reports of people fighting outside the Sugar Hut, in High Street – made famous by The Only Way is Essex – at about 3.10am on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

During that disturbance, three people were hit by a blue Audi, which left the scene.

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Two men and a woman were taken to hospital for serious injuries but were later discharged.

The men who appeared in court today were Christopher Vines, 30, of Stonecroft Road, Erith; James Faint, 34, of Ashbourne Avenue, Bexleyheath, Kent; George Humber, 24 of Mount Road, Bexleyheath, Kent; Joe Bignall, 22, of Wheatstone Road, Erith, Kent; John Murray, 29, of Edendale Road, Bexleyheath, Kent; Ellis Saunders, 26, of Swallow Close, Erith, Kent; Jack Willmott, 25, of Stelling Road, Erith, Kent; Charlie Rickman, 26, of Chapel Road, Bexleyheath, Kent; Bobby Menah, 36, of Wessex Drive, Erith, Kent; Harry Popeley, 26, of High Street, Chislehurst, Bromley; Syd Smith, 29, of Orchard Close, Bexleyheath, Kent; and Carl Bell, 29, of Brick Gardens, Maidstone, Kent.

The men who appeared in court last week were Simon McDonagh, 33, of Cricketfield Road, West Drayton, Hillingdon; Shane McDonagh, 22, of Lyton Close, Willesden, Brent; and Danny Cobbing; 25, of Perrysfield Close, Cheshunt, Waltham Abbey.

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