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MetiNews.Com - Liverpool men Alex Foy and Marc Kelley attacked the man on a train from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool
Breaking News ! Two Liverpool men who beat a man unconscious on a train have avoided jail. The victim, who suffered a black eye and bruising, was punched several times and left unconscious after the attack on a train from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool. Manchester Crown Court heard how Alex Foy and Marc Kelley, both 29, attacked the man after a lighthearted conversation on the Liverpool bound train, reports the Manchester Evening News. The victim and his partner had been to a concert at the Manchester Arena on December 16, 2017, and made their way to the train at about 11pm. Foy, of Aigburth Road and Kelley of Fullwood Drive were also on the train and had a "lighthearted chat" with the couple. But the mood changed and Foy and Kelley, both from Liverpool, became 'angry and aggressive', prosecutors said. Shortly after, Foy punched the man to the face, which then continued with more punches and he fell to the floor, the court heard. Prosecuting, Mark Monaghan said the victim was unconscious for a short period after being attacked and his partner tried to pull Foy and Kelley off him before they left the train. They were later identified through CCTV footage.
. Foy later told police he was acting in 'self defence', while Kelley made no comment however the two men pleaded guilty to common assault. Enter your postcode below for news where you live
The judge said that had they not pleaded guilty, they could have faced jail. Judge Alan Conrad QC told them: "The incident in which you were involved, over three years ago, was disgraceful, involving violence towards a man who had done no wrong, on public transport at night. "Had this been dealt with nearer the time, and had you been convicted after a trial, you would have both been going to prison." Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here Both men were sentenced to an 18 month community order. The judge said he had received 'favourable' pre-sentence reports, and said that both men had been in employment. Foy and Kelley must each complete 120 hours of unpaid work.
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