THREE men have been spared jail after a violent incident outside a popular nightclub.

Craig Toman and brothers Adam and Luke, all of Mill Hill Close, Northallerton, were convicted of affray after a trial at Teesside Crown Court. Adam Toman was also convicted of assault, along with another man Tyrone Crow. All the offences had been denied.

Prosecuting, Aisha Wadoodi said Craig Toman was involved in an altercation with Crow after gaining entry to Northallerton's Amadeus nightclub, which belongs to Crow's father.

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Toman, who had previously been barred from the club, was ejected by doorstaff, but was then joined by his brothers Adam and Luke who proceeded to kick and punch the entrance door to the club repeatedly.

Tyrone Crow also called his brother George to the scene with Ms Wadoodi describing how George was punched by 22-year-old Adam Toman, leaving him with a severely bruised cheekbone.

The fracas in the early hours of October 20, 2012, continued with Craig Toman, who reportedly had a knuckleduster with him, being chased by Tyrone Crow who punched him repeatedly.

Rod Turton, for Craig Toman, 24, said: “He recognises that this case has been a disaster for everybody and he has not helped himself.”

Luke Toman, 22, was also said to regret his actions with the court being told that he was awoken from his bed by his brother Adam who told him what had happened to Craig.

Dan Cordey, for 27-year-old Tyrone Crow, of High Street, Northallerton, said he was a decent young man who recognised that he needed to act more maturely.

Jonny Walker, for Adam Toman, apologised to the judge, the Recorder of Middlesbrough Simon Bourne-Arton, after he missed a probation appointment, meaning no pre-sentence report was available on him.

The judge, who said he had acted with a degree of arrogance, declined to sentence him for this reason and his case was adjourned.

Craig Toman, who was said to have a bad record for violence, was given a nine-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, a three-month night-time curfew, 140 hours unpaid work and told to pay £600 court costs.

Judge Bourne-Arton said he had “called for reinforcements”.

Luke Toman was given a community order with the same length curfew, 140 hours unpaid work and told to pay £250 court costs.

Tyrone Crow was given a six-month sentence, suspended for two years, and 140 hours unpaid work. He was also given a curfew and told to pay £600 court costs.