Jury in Norwich club owner trial set to be sent out tomorrow

The judge is expected to finish his summing up tomorrow before sending the jury out in the trial of Norwich nightclub owner Steve Peri and a takeaway manager who are alleged to have taken part in a street brawl on Prince of Wales Road in the city.

Peri, 52, and his family own and run a number of entertainment premises in Prince of Wales Road, including Mercy nightclub, Rocco's bar and Pulse/Lace club and bar.

Peri and Mahmut Yenigun, 36, who runs the DFC takeaway, also on Prince of Wales Road, both deny affray.

The prosecution at Norwich Crown Court claim the two men were caught on CCTV cameras fighting with another man, Philip Cawley, outside the nearby Shoosh bar after 4am on September 23.

Peri has claimed it was Mr Cawley, also known as Irish Phil, who had started the trouble, making threats to burn down his club and threatening his family after meeting Peri in the Shoosh bar.

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Yenigun, also claimed he had been acting in self defence and said that in an earlier incident Mr Cawley had grabbed him round the neck.

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