A Bromley FC player has been fined for taking a picture of his friend, Crystal Palace captain Jason Puncheon, in court.

Puncheon had pleaded guilty earlier today (June 4) to a public order offence after lashing out with his belt at a group outside a nightclub.

However moments after Puncheon was sentenced, Bromley's Ben Chorley was dramatically charged.

Chorley was fined £1,000 for taking a photograph and a short clip during the hearing at Staines Magistrates' Court.

The pair had been on a night out with their wives in December when an early morning fight broke out.

Puncheon was seen to twice strike out with his belt in the melee, before telling a bouncer who tried to return it to him that he should "keep it and buy a house with it".

Chorley, who plays for National League side Bromley FC, had been sitting at the back of the court throughout the hearing, but ended up in the dock himself.

Moments after sentencing Puncheon, District Judge Michael Snow ordered Chorley to hand over his mobile phone.

He then asked him to step into the dock and told him: "Mr Chorley, you are now charged with contempt of court. You have taken a photograph in the court of Mr Puncheon in the dock."

Chorley, 35, who gave his address as Oakfield Lane in Dartford, was held in custody as he awaited legal advice prior to his sentencing.

Puncheon was handed a community order, requiring him to carry out 210 hours of unpaid work, and was told to pay £250 compensation to a man he struck out at with his belt.

He was also ordered to pay £930 towards prosecution costs and an £85 Government surcharge.