Cheshire news Brothers hit man over head with belt in unprovoked drunken attack MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Leon Price, 38, and Billy Price, 26, carried out the assault after the unsuspecting victim exited a nearby subway
Breaking News ! Two brothers hit an unsuspecting man over the head with a belt in an unprovoked drunken attack in Winsford. Leon Price, 38, and Billy Price, 26, were drinking alcohol near the subway joining Mount Pleasant Drive and St Johns Drive on Friday, June 12 last year when the assault happened. A man exited the subway shortly after 6.30pm when the pair waved their arms and gestured to him. Leon walked over to him and hit him in the head with a belt, which he had taken from his trousers just before the attack. The two then jumped on top of the victim, kicking and punching him while he was lying on the floor before they fled the scene. The victim walked to a nearby address after they left and the police were called, with officers arresting the brothers in Winsford later that night. Leon had the belt in his jacket pocket when he was arrested and the victim's DNA was found on the item. They both pleaded guilty to assaulting a person and causing them actual bodily harm and were sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Friday, May 7.
. Police Constable Dan Barlow, of the Winsford Beat Management Team, said: “Leon Price and Billy Price were both under the influence of alcohol when they subjected the victim to an unprovoked assault. “The fact that they had been drinking is certainly no excuse for the despicable act of assaulting a man who was simply walking past them. “Violent incidents of this nature are completely unacceptable. Thankfully, the victim only sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident. The consequences of the incident could have been much worse. “At Cheshire Constabulary we are committed to bringing violent offenders to justice and making our communities safer places to live, work and visit. “I hope that this case, and the fact that the two brothers are now behind bars facing the consequences of their actions, deters others from committing such offences. “I also hope that it highlights the fact that we take offences such as this extremely seriously.”
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