Four people have been jailed for their part in a violent confrontation between two opposing groups in Sevenoaks.
Dale Lutton, Paul Carbine, Sebastian Seccombe and Deirdre McTucker had all attended a conference at a theatre in the town on Saturday 14 April 2018, and were involved in fighting that broke out afterwards with non-attendees in the area of Bligh’s Meadow car park.
All four were sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday 29 November 2019.
- Lutton, 27, of no fixed address, was jailed for 16 months after being found guilty of violent disorder at a trial in September. He was filmed joining in with the fighting as soon as it began, targeting one person in particular and throwing multiple punches at him.
- Carbine, 33, of Meadow Lane in Wickford, Essex, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to violent disorder. He was caught on camera throwing punches at various different members of the opposing group.
- McTucker, 43, of no fixed address, was jailed for 12 months after being found guilty of violent disorder at a trial in September. She was filmed grabbing a woman by the hair before punching her repeatedly in the face.
- Seccombe, 20, of Holwick Close in Consett, County Durham, was sentenced to 10 months in a young offender institution after pleading guilty to violent disorder. He kicked a member of the opposing group in the stomach before aiming a flying kick at others who were fighting.
Detective Sergeant Dan Barker of Kent Police said: ‘The actions of these four people and others involved in fighting that day were completely unacceptable.
‘Members of the public should be able to go about their daily business without having to witness such mindless acts of violence, as has been demonstrated by the sentences imposed by the judge in this case.
‘All four now have plenty of time behind bars to consider whether the juvenile behaviour they displayed was really worth it.’