Mark Fox, 23, of Park Street, Cleethorpes, and Nicholas Standley, 42, of Rufford Road, Cleethorpes, admitted assaulting Terence Harmon, causing actual bodily harm, on July 14.This appears to have been a ‘home invasion’ type of attack, too:
Standley also admitted stealing tobacco from him and Fox admitted two offences of damaging cars.
Nick Adlington, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that Fox and Standley entered Mr Harmon's bedroom in Park Street, Cleethorpes, after walking into the flat through an unlocked door after 1.35am.
They were drunk and aggressive. Standley demanded cigarettes from Mr Harmon, who was in bed, and picked up a kitchen knife from a bedside table.
He threatened Mr Harmon's girlfriend, Holly Keightley, 20, when she started to call the police and warned her: "If I see that phone light up once more, I'll ram this knife down your throat and I'll do you."
Mr Adlington told the court: "Holly felt sick with fear."
Mr Harmon, 37, got out of bed but Standley held the knife at his throat and threatened to cut it. He punched Mr Harmon in the face and later thumped him on the head. Fox also punched him on the head, saying: "I owe you this."
Mr Harmon's mother, Carole, shouted: "Get off him. He's had enough."
Fox tried to push her out of the way and he punched Mr Harmon in the head repeatedly.
Mr Harmon suffered a bloody nose, grazing to his lip, bruising and swelling to his cheek and a lump to his forehead.How very odd. Surely this sort of savage attack on an innocent family should make the nationals?
Standley and Fox left but later returned and were shouting and banging on the door and making threats to kill the occupants. Fox hurled two breeze blocks, damaging the rear window of a car, and the bonnet, windscreen and window of another car. The vehicles belonged to Mr Harmon and his mother.
The perps are quite clearly bad ‘uns:
Craig Lowe, mitigating, said Fox had previously spent 27 days in custody.More on that, later…
He managed to flee from the police by running from his flat through a window but was arrested on September 27 after he came back to Manchester Airport from a holiday in Palma.
Andrew Bailey, representing Standley, said his client had been on a curfew recently.Pretty poor mitigation, I think you’ll agree?
Fox, who was given an anti-social behaviour order in 2005, had convictions for 31 offences and Standley for 42, the court heard.So, clearly bad guys? And choosing totally innocent parties to terrorise?
by ford30Oh. I see:
“the people didnt deserve this in the middle of the night ,but on the other hand one is no stranger to the courts http://tinyurl.com/7mf2ory”
Terence Harmon crashed his Renault Megane into the car in Chichester Road after speeding at up to 60mph to get away from officers in pursuit, a court heard.His mitigation wasn’t much better, it has to be said:
Harmon, 38, of Park Street, Cleethorpes, admitted dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol at 9.45pm on September 22 last year.
He also admitted being a disqualified driver and having no insurance as he drove along King's Road and into Chichester Road.
He was locked up for a total of 16 months at Grimsby Crown Court, a sentence which also included four months for breaching an earlier suspended prison sentence for theft and intimidation of a witness.
For Harmon, Craig Lowe said his client had mental health difficulties and "issues with his personality".And further into the comments, someone notes a salient point:
by EWW01Yes. I thought so, too.
“The Fox family have thrived on the dole for years,yet notice he was arrested after returning from holiday in Palma.
I thought there were plans afoot by the Gov't to get people like the FOX family working instead of shirking.”