Two men who launched violent attack on Northampton man given suspended jail sentences

Crown Court GV
Crown Court GV

Two men who beat up another man in a flat in Northampton have both been given suspended jail sentences.

Kieron Kelly, aged 19, and Christopher Evans, aged 23, appeared at Northampton Crown Court after they admitted a charge of assault, causing actual bodily harm.

The court heard that the pair confronted the victim in a flat in the Eastfield area of Northampton.

Dominic Woolard, prosecuting, said the victim was accused of disrespecting a family member and was punched in the face.

Mr Woolard said: “He was dragged across the floor and he held his hands up to protect his face from further punches.”

The court heard that Kelly then stole the victim’s wallet and the pair left the property.

The victim suffered bruising and a cut to his head.

Judge Rupert Mayo, sentencing, said: “This was a brief, ugly incident when you attacked a man because of a grudge you held against the victim.”

Kelly, of Wellingborough, was given an eight-month sentence for the ABH and two months for the theft of the wallet, suspended for a year. He was also given a two-month curfew from 9am until 6am.

Evans, of Eastfield, Northampton, was given a 10-month jail sentence, suspended for a year. He must also complete 60 hours unpaid work and pay £200 compensation to the victim.

Both men must also pay a £100 victim surcharge.