The court was told in mitigation that Fisher had been drinking heavily on the night of the offence.
Adrian Reynolds, in mitigation, said his client was more seriously injured himself.Well, after holding three people hostage and then cutting one of them several times, the fact he got a little bit banged up when they managed to turn the tables isn’t really twitching the needle much, I have to say...
It didn’t impress the judge much, either:
Judge Michael Stokes, QC, sentenced Fisher to nine years after he admitted aggravated burglary.Heh!
Judge Stokes awarded Mr Guo £500 for disarming Fisher and £250 each to Mr Lin and Mr Liu.And why were these two Brainiacs there in the first place?
The court heard the two men had targeted the address in Ednaston Road in error, as they had wrongly believed there were drugs inside./facepalm
Detective Constable Chris Taylor said: "These victims showed an extraordinary degree of courage to take on and detain a violent intruder. Their bravery has rightly been recognised by the judge, while Fisher, a prolific criminal with a long history of offending, begins a significant prison sentence."They should simply tack his likely sentence on to Fisher’s until he gives up the name.
Police are still trying to trace the second intruder.