Shane Wallace admits affray following the incident in Queensway just before new year
The man who ended up in a medically induced coma and suffered horrific injuries in a street fight has admitted charges of affray and possessing a knife.
Shane Wallace was refused bail and the chance to return home to his family before he is sentenced today.
Wallace, 34, of Greyfriars, Grimsby, was originally accused of attempting to wound a man with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possessing a knife on December 30, during an incident in Queensway.
But the more serious of the two charges he faced at Grimsby Magistrates’ Court has been dropped and it was not put to him when he appeared at the higher court via a video link from Doncaster Prison.
It was replaced with the lesser affray charge alongside the knife offence.
Prosecutor Jeremy Evans said of Wallace: “This man suffered horrific injuries.”
Judge Paul Watson QC said that Wallace suffered multiple fractures to his face and was in an induced coma in hospital.
He added that many would say that the worst aspect of his involvement was possessing the knife.
Defence barrister Andrew Bailey asked for Wallace to be allowed bail pending sentence.
“He would now like to go back to his family,” said Mr Bailey.
“He has entered honest pleas.”
But Judge Watson said that it would be worse for Wallace to be allowed bail and then have to go back to prison when he was sentenced.
Wallace will be sentenced without a pre-sentence report at Grimsby Crown Court today and was remanded back into custody following yesterday’s hearing.
Another man charged in connection with the incident will appear in court in May