Druggie trio's vicious attack on clubber

A GROUP of drug-users viciously punched, kicked and even beat a man with his own shoe in a sickening attack in Weston town centre. Paul Chidgey, Scott Fulbrook and Robert Sneddon brutally beat a fellow clubber after a night of watching cage fighting at th

A GROUP of drug-users viciously punched, kicked and even beat a man with his own shoe in a sickening attack in Weston town centre.Paul Chidgey, Scott Fulbrook and Robert Sneddon brutally beat a fellow clubber after a night of watching cage fighting at the Winter Gardens and drinking and drug-taking in Weston's pubs and clubs.One of the cruel trio has admitted the attack was 'inhumane'.Chidgey and Fulbrook, both of Bridgwater, and Sneddon, of The Causeway, Mark, have all pleaded guilty to affray and will be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court after magistrates at North Somerset Courthouse decided the case was too serious for their powers.Chidgey, aged 24, has also admitted one count of possessing class A drugs and one count of possessing class C drugs. Sneddon, aged 27, has admitted one count of possessing class C drugs.Kevin Blackmore, prosecuting, described how there had been a disagreement outside Destiny nightclub in Beach Road involving two other men, one being the victim, on the night of December 4 last year.Mr Blackmore said: "They turned around and went to the victim before starting a frenzied attack on him."Chidgey punched him in an uncontrolled manner 20 times in his head."Sneddon kicked him in the back four times. The doorman pulled him away but he punched the doorman. Fulbrook kicked the victim in the head and then used the victim's shoe to hit him on the head."After they were arrested the trio were stripped and two were found in possession of drugs.Mr Blackmore said: "Chidgey and Sneddon were found in possession of cannabis and cocaine. They were all interviewed. Sneddon did not dispute his actions and claimed he left the club after he was asked to leave. He showed remorse, saying his actions were inhumane."Chidgey admitted he was kicked out of Destiny for taking cocaine. He said there was no excuse for their actions."Fulbrook said there was a passing comment about being gay when they left the club."He said he was shocked with his behaviour when he saw it on CCTV. He said he did not connect with his foot when kicking the victim or with the victim's shoe. However, the CCTV shows it clearly did."This was a serious group attack where the victim was defenceless on the ground."The men will appear at crown court on April 12. They have been given unconditional bail.


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