Those folk in The Happy Mondays have never really seemed to be overly concerned with public etiquette, but Bez has taken the biscuit now after getting battered in a brutal bare-knuckle brawl.
Bez (real name Mark Berry) and Space Monkeys bassist Dom Morrison have been at loggerheads for months over his ex-fiancée Monica Ward, and their rivalry came to a head yesterday in a scrap yard office in central Manchester and went on for a painful 15 minutes, until a paid referee stepped in.
Bez was issued with a restraining order in August and sentenced to four weeks in prison after he was convicted of physically assaulting Monica, 43, by throttling and threatening to kill her.
He was then fined £140 for breaking the order by sending her text messages last month and now Bez is angry because of rumours that Morrison is now in a relationship with Monica - with whom Bez has a two-year-old son, Leo.
A source told The Sun; "The fight's been the talk of Manchester for weeks. Two local brothers Anthony and Christopher Donnelly were involved in putting Bez and Dom in the same room to sort out their problems.
"It was really bitter and they only wanted to sort it out one way - with an old-fashioned straightener. They went at it like animals with a lot of blood and sweat. Bez looked cut up but gave as good as he got. It was a draw in the end and they both managed to walk away."
Neither he nor Morrison would comment last night.
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