Two young Sutton men accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm (GBH) without intent are to have their case heard at crown court.
Magistrates in Mansfield admitted they did not have the powers to deal with Joshua Roy Marshall (20) of Dalestorth Close, and Jake Riley (20) of Dales Avenue.
As well as the GBH charge, Marshall has also been charged with assault occasioning actually bodily harm on another person.
Riley is also facing a charge of actual bodily harm, theft of an iPhone from the victim and common assault on a female.
Supported by family in the public gallery, neither Riley or Marshall entered a plea when they stood side-by-side before the magistrates on Thursday.
The charges, which all relate to alleged incidents on 21st April, left one person with a fractured nose and another with a fractured jaw which required surgery.
Ordering the pair to stand, the magistrate said: “We do not feel that these matters are suitable for a summary trial so they are going to be dealt with by the crown court.
“It’s too serious for us.”
The pair will now appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 30th October for an early guilty plea hearing.