Brothers jailed for attack on boys in Havant

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TWO brothers have been jailed for assaults on teenage friends in the street.

Danny Stanley, 27, and Jordan Stanley, 20, were on bikes when they came across the two boys, aged about 16.

The court heard the older brother fell off his bike as he approached the teenagers.

Judge Peter Dixon Crabtree said: ‘You, Danny Stanley, immediately got to your feet, spoke aggressively to the victim about being pushed off your bike. You attempted to grab him and struck him to the back of the head.’

The victim feared he saw a knife but the judge ruled a knife was not used.

But the boys fled fearful they had seen a knife, the court heard.

Danny Stanley then deliberately cycled into the first victim and attacked him again.

‘You, Danny Stanley, angered by what happened, deliberately collided into the victim. Having fallen off your bike, you repeatedly, five or six times, struck him.’

The second victim tried to defend the first boy during the attack.

The judge added: ‘You, Jordan Stanley, jumped off your bike and approached the first victim using threatening language, causing them to both fear and flee.’

The boys fled again as Jordan Stanley chased them but he could not catch them.

The judge jailed Danny for 19 weeks for assault by beating and sent his brother Jordan to prison for 13 weeks for a charge of affray.

Both brothers pleaded guilty to the charges at earlier hearings.

Addressing Jordan Stanley the judge said: ‘You and your brother were affected by drink.’

The court heard the first victim was distressed following the attack and his confidence had taken a knock. Both men were remorseful and regretted what happened, the court heard.

Philip Allman, defending Jordan, said: ‘He accepts that his behaviour was unacceptable.’

The judge said there was an element of vulnerability about the two defendants, both from Waterlooville.

The assaults happened in April this year in Havant.

The victims cannot be named for legal reasons.