Pack Attack


A GANG of three men jumped out of a car before headbutting and attacking a group of teenagers with a claw hammer, a court heard.

Two of the men were yesterday jailed for the attack, while the third was given a suspended sentence at Bolton Crown Court.

The three boys were walking along Green Lane, Great Lever, at about 1.30am on October 1, 2011, when the three men, now all aged 22, drove past and shouted something at them, the court heard.

The boys shouted back and the driver of the black Vauxhall Astra, Mohammed Khan, turned the car around.

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Mindless ruffians left a man with fractures to his face after an unprovoked attack.

The 20-year-old victim was repeatedly punched by a gang who picked on him without reason as he sat on a bench in Bradford Moor Park.

The man suffered a broken cheekbone and a fractured eye socket and had to undergo surgery…..

…..The suspects were Asian and in their late teens. One is described as being of medium build, around 5ft 8ins tall with a Mohican-style haircut. He wore a grey sweatshirt and jogging bottoms.

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Three gang members who took part in a mob attack on a vulnerable man, fracturing his skull, have been given custodial sentences totalling almost 15 years.

Majid Ali, 20, Syed Amar Shah, 18, and 16-year-old Mubashaer Ali were among a group of yobs who hurled stones and bricks at Matthew Ellis.

Mr Ellis, 41, whom Bradford Crown Court heard had significant mental illness, needed brain surgery after he was hit on the head with a rock. He also suffered a fractured arm.

The court was told he had been on his way home after spending the day metal detecting when he was attacked on a path near to Frizinghall Community Centre in Bradford in April last year.

After being hit by the stones, Mr Ellis was then struck on the arm with his own metal detector by Shah.

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Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (August 27) which left a 23-year-old victim with a fractured cheek and fractured eye socket.

The incident happened at around 2.45am when the victim and a friend were walking past The Pad nightclub in Lurke Street, Bedford.

The pair were approached by a group of Asian men and one asked for a cigarette, but when the victim said he did not have any the group punched him to the floor and the victim lost consciousness.

It is believed that following the assault the offenders ran towards St Cuthberts Street…..

….The victim has been able to describe two of his attackers who were both Asian – possibly Pakistani or Bengali.

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A TEENAGER who was part of a gang which smashed up a Brierfield pub, has walked free from court.

Burnley Crown Court heard how the 17-year-old had been one of a group of Asian males who pushed their way into The Feathers, in Colne Road, about two hours after the English Defence League had turned up in the town. In the disturbance, the landlord and landlady were both assaulted and injured and damage was caused.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted affray and criminal damage, on July 2nd last year. The defendant, who had no previous convictions, was given a 12 month youth rehabilitation order, with 100 hours’ unpaid work by a judge, who slammed his behaviour as “pure stupidity.”

Miss Sarah Statham (prosecuting) said, just after 2pm, members of the English Defence League arrived in Brierfield town centre, which was very busy at the time.

A large group of Asian males then congregated on the main road outside the library. The landlord and landlady of the nearby Feathers pub were outside, watching what was going on. Around 4pm, 20 to 30 Asian males ran towards the pub and about 10 pushed their way inside. Nobody in the pub was connected with the EDL and it was relatively quiet.

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Seven men have been arrested and one is in hospital after a vicious attack in a street.

A group of Asian men got out of a red Toyota Corolla and set upon the occupants of a silver vehicle with sticks. Police were called to the incident, in Redcliffe Street, Keighley , shortly after 5pm on Tuesday.

Minutes later officers attended a crash involving the same Toyota and a blue Ford Focus in Green Head Lane, Utley. Four Asian men from the Toyota were seen running away. Two occupants of the Focus were still at the scene when officers arrived.

Seven local men –- two aged 18, two 19, one 20-year-old and the others 35 and 37 – were later arrested on suspicion of affray.

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Hat tip to Durotrigan – I’d missed this one today.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident in Slough in which a 23-year-old man was assaulted.

Between 6.45pm and 7pm on Wednesday (30/5), the victim was walking at the junction of Simpsons Way and Stoke Poges Lane, when a group of Asian men got out of a dark coloured people carried [sic] and assaulted him.

The victim suffered injuries including cuts and bruises and attended Wexham Park Hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged.

Source : Thames Valley Police

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