Two men who beat up man at Northampton house party both given curfew orders

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Two men who attacked another man during a house party in Northampton have both been given curfew orders.

Timothy O’Shaughnessy, aged 23, and Sean Steel, aged 25, attended a party in St James, Northampton, on Boxing Day in 2014.

Northampton Crown Court heard the two men were in a group who were the “worse for wear” and behaving in a “rowdy fashion”.

Jenna Allen, prosecuting, said, at 5.30am, O’Shaughnessy pushed the victim off a sofa and punched him repeatedly.

The court heard Steel then headbutted the victim in the eye, causing a large cut as well as opening up a previous wound.

Both men pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm.

His Honour Judge Timothy Smith, sentencing, said it was a display of “disgraceful, loutish behaviour”.

Judge Smith sentenced Steel, of Merthyr Road, Northampton, to a 12-month community order, including 180 hours unpaid work. He was also given a six-week curfew from 9pm to 5am. He must also pay £350 compensation to the victim.

O’Shaughnessy, of Long Buckby, was also given a 12-month community order, including a four-week curfew from 9pm to 6am. He must also complete 160 hours unpaid work and pay £350 compensation.