Violent behaviour man detained

PUBLISHED: 09:32 19 August 2008 | UPDATED: 16:29 05 May 2010

A`MAN who behaved violently at a pub and Indian restaurant has been detained under the Mental Health Act. Jayson Mardell has been diagnosed with a psychopathic disorder which psychiatrists are currently treating. The 21-year-old from Rushby Walk in Letchw

A`MAN who behaved violently at a pub and Indian restaurant has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Jayson Mardell has been diagnosed with a psychopathic disorder which psychiatrists are currently treating.

The 21-year-old from Rushby Walk in Letchworth GC pleaded guilty at Luton Crown Court to affray, criminal damage, common assault and possessing an offensive weapon.

Prosecutor Laura Blackband said all the events happened on the night of December 20 last year.

"He went into the Arena Tavern in a very drunk state, smashed some glasses on the floor and knocked a table over," she said on Friday.

"A barman who knew him approached him, but Mardell pushed some customers out of the way and punched the barman in the stomach.

"He left the pub but at a nearby Indian restaurant in the Broadway he started banging on the windows and one broke costing £2,500 to repair."

She said a member of staff tried to restrain him, but he had a belt in his hand which he was waving around.

CCTV operators tracked him to Rushby Walk and when police approached he continued to behave unpredictably waving two belts around. He eventually put them down.

Later he told police he had drunk a lot of Stella lager and "just lost it".

Judge Geoffrey Breen made an order under the Mental Health Act that he should be detained at Sutton Manor hospital until psychiatrists believe he is safe to be released.

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