Five Men Sentenced For Mass Brawl In Manchester Chinatown

16/01/2013

Five men have been sentenced at Manchester Crown Court for their role in a mass brawl between rival groups in Manchester city centre’s Chinatown.

Michael Chuong, Ricky Ng, Nelson Yeung, Chi Yuen Li and Siu Hang Yeung have been given sentences ranging from a six month suspended sentence to three years imprisonment after being found guilty of violent disorder at Manchester Crown Court last week. 

Michael Chuong pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon at an earlier hearing. He was found not guilty of two counts of wounding with intent.   

Ben Southam, Senior Crown Prosecutor from Complex Casework Unit, CPS North West, said: 

"This was large scale public disorder that unfolded in a popular part of Manchester city centre and left six men with serious and, in some cases, life threatening injuries.  The convicted men all had a part to play in what was an extremely violent episode and the CPS has worked hard to review all the evidence presented by the police in this complex case and bring these defendants to court." 

At an earlier trial in April 2012, seven other men were convicted of violent disorder for their part in this incident.  They received sentences ranging from 6 month suspended prison sentences to 18 months imprisonment. 

The men who appeared at court today received the following sentences: 

Michael Chuong: 3 years imprisonment
Ricky Ng: 8 months imprisonment
Nelson Yeung: 6 months suspended sentence
Chi Yuen Li: 6 months imprisonment
Siu Hang Yeung: 5 months imprisonment