A POPLEY man has been jailed for six months after being involved in “late-night alcohol fuelled violence” in Basingstoke.

Christopher Davis, 31, of Timor Close, was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on Thursday, July 6, after pleading guilty to using threatening and abusive language with the intent to harass, as well as pleading guilty to breaching the conditions of his suspended sentence.

Appearing in the dock with his brother, Tony Davis, 27, the court was shown CCTV of the pair involved in an altercation with a group of people in Market Street, in the Top of The Town, on May 21. Christopher Davis was seen shouting at one person and using intimidating behaviour towards the another.

Prosecuting, Kerry Maylin said: “Once the altercation had calmed down police officers were on the scene and promptly arrested Mr Davis, but he was constantly told to stay still.

“Then Tony Davis comes over and is facing the officer and spits in the face of PC Coats.”

Ms Maylin told the court how Christopher Davis had a number of previous convictions including being given a suspended sentence in January this year for common assault, affray and criminal damage.

Defending Christopher Davis, Simon Wilshire said: “Before this incident he was in the process of turning his back on this previous life.

“It is just regrettable that this is an incident of some late-night alcohol fuelled violence.”

Mr Wilshire added: “He is remorseful and he has let himself down once again.

“As mentioned he is looking to turn his life around and is currently in employment, he is hoping that you give him one last opportunity to prove that he is capable of staying out of trouble.”

In sentencing, Judge Andrew Barnett said: “The fact is you were given a chance for this type of behaviour before, and this has left me with no option but to trigger the terms of your suspended sentence.”

Christopher Davis was sentenced to four months in jail for the breach of his suspended sentence and a further two months for using threatening and abusive language with intent to harass, to run concurrently.

Tony Davis, of Rolls Road, London, who the court heard tried to act as the “peace maker”, was fined £100 for breaching his own suspended sentence and a further £100 for spitting and assaulting a police officer whilst on duty