Judge tells Derby woman Renata Gaborova shop brawl 'would not have looked out of place in the wild west'

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A judge has told a 21-year-old Derby woman a Christmas Eve brawl she was involved in at a Normanton shop “would not have looked out of place in the wild west”.

A court heard how Renata Gaborova, along with two men, rushed into the convenience store clutching weapons which they held above their heads.

While one man tried to attack a shopper with a cricket bat the security guard was able to get Gaborova and the other man out before they could hit anyone else.

Renata Gaborova, 21, of Harrington Street, Normanton, was handed a 12-month community order for the affray

Renata Gaborova, 21, of Harrington Street, Normanton, was handed a 12-month community order for the affray

Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court was told that the first man with the bat was quickly taken outside before the trio fled.

The incident, which last little more than 20 seconds, involved a family dispute and the two men involved have since fled to Slovakia before any prosecution could be brought against them.

But Gaborova, of Normanton, has now been dealt with after pleading guilty to affray.

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Handing her a 12-month community order, District Judge JOnathan Taaffe, said: “I wish to make it clear that whatever the reason for the dispute, behaviour of this type will not be tolerated.

“It would not have looked out of place in the wild west.

“There is obviously some of long-running family dispute and I suspect that what I have been told today is the tip of the iceberg.

“But there is no excuse for what took place in that shop on Christmas Eve last year.”

Peter Bettany, prosecuting, said before this incident there had been another attempted attack on the same target days before.

The affray happened at Super Sams in Pear Tree Road

The affray happened at Super Sams in Pear Tree Road

But on December 24 he was at the Super Sam store, in Pear Tree Road, when Gaborova and the two men burst in holding the weapons.

Mr Bettany said: “The victim and his wife were in the shop when a family member they were in dispute with walked in.

“The wife of the victim says she spoke to her wanting to clear the air but she did not want to make peace.

“She was raising her voice and then left and a short while later the three people, including the defendant, come rushing into the shop.

”The first man is holding a cricket bat and tries to use it to hit the victim.

“The defendant is the third person to get in the shop but she is bundled out before she uses the stick she is holding.”

Mr Bettany told the court how the two men have since fled to Slovakia leaving Gaborova to face prosecution alone.

John Hay, mitigating, said his client is the daughter-in-law of the victim and now lives at the same address as him in Harrington Street.

He said: “It is all a family incident and, as a way of background, there have been a number of incidents in the run up to this.

“She regrets what happened that evening.”