Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Four jailed for their part in fight in Sevenoaks town centre car park

Four people have been jailed for their part in a violent confrontation between two opposing groups in Sevenoaks last year.

At the time of the fracas in Bligh’s Meadow car park close to the Marks & Spencer store, one group was reported as being a right wing organisation called Generation Identity and the other was named as a left wing group called Anti-Fa.”

Dale Lutton – 16 months

Dale Lutton, Paul Carbine, Sebastian Seccombe and Deirdre McTucker were in Sevenoaks to attend the Generation Identity conference which had been organised at the Stag Theatre in London Road on Saturday 14 April 2018. They were involved in fighting that broke out afterwards in Bligh’s Meadow car park which eventually led to them appearing in court. All four were sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on Friday 29 November 2019.

Lutton, aged 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.

Paul Carbine – 12 months

Carbine, aged 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.

Deirdre McTucker – 12 months

McTucker, aged 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, aged 20, of Holwick Close in Consett, County Durham, was sentenced to 10 months in a young offender institution after pleading guilty to violent disorder. Evidence was heard that he kicked a member of the opposing group in the stomach before aiming a flying kick at others who were fighting.

The two groups clashed in Bligh’s Town Centre car park

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.”

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