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Three Sentenced In Connection With Burgess Hill Disturbance At Upmarket22

16th March 2018 | By Sussex Police

Three men have been sentenced for affray after an incident in Burgess Hill in 2016.

John Venn, 20, of The Highlands, Cuckfield, Hayden Garrett, 21, Allen Road, Haywards Heath and Joshua Hewes, 21, Silver Birches, Haywards Heath all pleaded guilty to affray in February this year for a disturbance at a cafe.

Venn, Garrett and Hewes were given 12 months each in prison at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday (March 15).

At around 11.20pm on Friday, May 13 2016 a group of people, including Venn, Garrett and Hewes came into a cafe on Church Road, Burgess Hill while the owners were working on setting up for the opening the following day.

They caused a disturbance in the cafe and out of the street.

Shortly afterward, one of the people from the cafe, a 63-year-old man Frank Milligan from Burgess Hill collapsed and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. He sadly died two days later.

Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Carr on said: "We are pleased these three have been sentenced to 12 months for their involvement in this tragic incident in Burgess Hill. This has been an extremely difficult case for Mr Milligan's family and our thoughts and sympathies remain with them for their loss."

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