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Men who attacked father and son in Tyldesley sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court
3:05pm Monday 18th February 2013 in News
TWO men who attacked a father and son while out on an 18th birthday celebration have been sentenced.
Dayne Oakes, aged 20, punched Carl Barraclough so hard he fell and banged his head causing a brain bleed.
His companion Lewis Sheffield, aged 19, punched Carl Barracough junior.
At Liverpool Crown Court on Monday, Judge Denis Watson said he accepted the two young men had not gone out looking for trouble and came across the two victims ‘by mischance’.
Oakes, of Baronfold Crescent, Little Hulton, who has no previous convictions, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to 12 months’ detention, suspended for 18 months and placed under supervision for 18 months.
He was also ordered to spend 24 hours at an attendance centre and placed under an 8pm to 7am curfew for three months.
Sheffield, aged 19, of Sheriffs Drive, Tyldesley, who admitted two offences of common assault, was ordered to carry out 100 hours’ unpaid work and to attend a New Directions activity course.
Graham Pickavance, prosecuting, told the court the incident happened in the early hours of January 8 last year after the defendants had been out celebrating Sheffield’s 18th birthday.
They were in Lime Street, Tyldesley, at the same time at the two Barracloughs, who had also been out drinking, and words were exchanged. Oakes ran at them, joined by Sheffield and Sheffield punched Mr Barraclough Jnr and Oakes punched his father.
Mr Barraclough Snr was taken to hospital with a fractured left cheekbone and eye socket and bleeding on the brain. He was taken into intensive care and put on a ventilator.
He recovered but suffered problems with his memory, reading and writing because of the head injury.
Katherine Pierrepoint, defending, said Oakes was 'deeply remorseful'.
Defence barrister Paul Hodgkinson said that Sheffield, who also has no previous convictions, regretted his behaviour.