Baseball-bat teen is electronically tagged after street fight

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A teenager factory worker who pulled out a baseball bat and tried to attack others during a fight outside a pub has been electronically tagged.

Liam Harry Panayi, 19, was involved in a brawl on Woodhouse Road, Mansfield Woodhouse, and went to his car to get the bat.

Mansfield Magistrates’ Court was told that police arrived on the evening of January 15 and found four men fighting outside the Black Bull pub.

Panayi because he had the three-foot bat that he was swinging it at the others. All four were eventually arrested.

During questioning, Panayi said he had received a call from friend to go to the pub, but when he got there with this brother they were confronted by two young men who said they had a knife, although no knife was ever found.

Panayi, of Birch Road, New Ollerton, told police he went to his own car and the bat to defend himself. He said he kept it with him when he went playing with his cousin’s children.

The court heard how he suffered with depression and spent a lot of time in bed .

A probation report said because of his depression, a curfew requirement was the “only option available”.

He admitted a charge of possessing an offensive weapon and failing to surrender to custody and was given a community order with six-months’ curfew and told to pay £145 in costs.