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Two brothers sentenced to over 12 years for GBH and ABH

October 31, 2014, 5:20 pm

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Martin Thompson, aged 29 from Patterdale Avenue, Whitehaven, and his brother Kevin Thompson, aged 33 from Dean, Workington, have been sentenced to over 12 years today (31st October 2014) at Carlisle Crown Court.

On the 21st November 2013, Thompson assaulted two people in Captain Sennys, Whitehaven. The first victim, aged 30 from Whitehaven, was standing near the bar when he was punched by Thompson in an unprovoked attack. He fell to the floor and sustained three fractures to his jaw.

Later that evening, in an unrelated incident, Thompson punched another man, aged 45 from Whitehaven. This was again an unprovoked attack, which left the man unconscious with cuts to his head and bruising to his face.

Thompson pleaded guilty to GBH (grievous bodily harm) and ABH (actual bodily harm) at an earlier court appearance.

Detective Constable Andy Yoxall said: “Both of these offences were completely uncalled for and left two people requiring hospital treatment. The victims showed courage in reporting the matter to the police and Thompson has been brought to justice for these vicious attacks.”

On the 27th June 2014, a man, aged 47 from Whitehaven, was with friends in a car park on Queen Street, Whitehaven. Martin and Kevin Thompson approached the victim and  assaulted him in an unprovoked attack. They stole a pint of milk he was carrying and left him on the floor. He was taken to Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle with a broken cheek bone.

Martin Thompson was sentenced to seven years and nine months for his involvement in both offences. Kevin Thompson was sentenced to five years in relation to the incident on the 27th June 2014.

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