Burnley Crown Court heard how Paul Dwyer, 34, and father-of-two, Michael Dwyer, 28, were in an early afternoon confrontation with the man in Smith Street, Nelson.
Paul Dwyer was armed with nunchucks and Michael Dwyer smashed a house window.
The brothers fled when police arrived, but were later arrested.Yes, well, that couldn’t have been difficult, they must be on first name terms with every custody sergeant in the county:
Both have records and Paul Dwyer has more than 145 previous convictions.Good grief!
Martin Hackett, for Paul Dwyer said: “It was an ugly incident. He accepts it has to be custody.”Oh, does he? How good of him!
For Michael Dwyer, Philip Holden, said the defendant and his brother were at the house when the man, a long standing heroin addict, turned up to buy drugs.That’s a defence?
There was an argument between his brother and the man and he went to help his brother.
Mr Holden said: “He didn’t have any weapon himself. He accepts breaking the window. His role was to assist his brother and be present.”
Sentencing, Judge Beverley Lunt said there was no doubt the other man was wielding a very large knife, but the defendants nevertheless were out in the street, shouting and swearing.Well, yes. Of course they were. That’s how people like them behave, when they are allowed to roam the streets.
She told the Dwyers that with their records, it had to be custody and said: “You know that behaviour is not acceptable.”Do they? It seems to be a lesson they never learn, probably because judges like you are never teaching it to them…
Case in point:
A boxer who attacked a woman in a nightclub walked free from court, but was warned by a judge to grow up.‘A judge’? Yeah, you guessed it…
Burnley Crown Court heard how drunken Aidan Whittle, 19, punched Gina Flanagan, giving her a bloody nose and swollen eye, in a Burnley club as she was on the dance floor with her partner.Lovely!
Whittle had tried to put the victim in a headlock, she had pushed him away and he then hit her.
He was sent to detention for 20 weeks, suspended for 12 months, and must pay £250 compensation.*sigh*
Judge Beverley Lunt said the boxer knew drink was dangerous as he lost his inhibitions.How about losing yours, one day? Those inhibitions that stop you from sentencing thugs to exactly what they deserve?