Jail warning after mass brawl outside Fife pub


A mass brawl broke out in Inverkeithing High Street and continued for over five minutes until the police arrived.

People were seen being kicked, punched and hit with crutches in a video nasty captured on CCTV and shown at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

The incident began when a woman on crutches lunged at someone at a pub doorway.

This provoked a melee in which around eight people were pulling and punching at each other on the ground.

After it was broken up, the woman with the crutches used one of them to hit a man over the head.

He took the crutch from her and battered her with it as well as repeatedly kicking her on the head, with his sister joining in and doing the same. At one stage in the video three women are seen lying on the ground, looking dazed.

In the dock were Lindsey Peacock (33), her brother Michael Peacock (30), both of Fraser Avenue, Inverkeithing and Rebecca Bedborough (26), of Fairykirk Road, Rosyth.

The incident took place on 8th October last year.

Rebecca Bedborough admitted assaulting a woman by punching her on the head, pushing her causing her to fall to the ground and repeatedly striking her on the head.

Michael Peacock admitted assaulting a woman by repeatedly kicking her on the head and body, punching her on the head and repeatedly striking her with a crutch to her injury.

He also admitted assaulting another woman by kicking her on the body.

Lindsey Peacock admitted assaulting a woman by repeatedly kicking her on the head to her injury.

After seeing the CCTV twice, Sheriff Craig McSherry called for reports and said he felt there was no alternative but to remand all three in custody.

After submissions from their solicitors, the sheriff agreed to grant bail and sentencing will take place on 25th July.

However, Sheriff McSherry warned the trio, “Custody is still at the forefront of my mind.”

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1 Response

  1. Mark Wheeler says:

    In the society in which I live, it is never justified for a man to hit, kick, or in any way to be violent towards a woman. To do so should invoke the wrath of any civilized male who sees this kind of violence.

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