Three thugs jailed after street attack

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

Three Shirebrook men have been locked up for kicking a man in a street fracas which began with sexual remarks made to a schoolgirl.

The youngster’s mother heard a man say, “You’re coming home with me”, and when she told the man the girl was 14 years-old, someone said, “I like them that age”, Derby Crown Court heard this month.

As violence broke out, the mother ended up hitting her head on a shop window and getting knocked out in Brampton, on May 6, 2012, according to the court.

One man straddled her to protect the woman and anti-crime film was shown in court of three offenders kicking this man. Judge Hilary Watson said: “CCTV gives a most horrendous view of a street attack.”

She said Callan Woodham could be seen kicking the man’s body. The court heard how Kirk Bonsall kicked the man twice to the body before Andrew Scott booted him in the head.

The three pleaded guilty to affray.

One-year jail terms were imposed on Woodham, 26, of Recreation Close, and Scott, 28, of Sherwood Drive. Bonsall, 30, also of Recreation Close, was jailed for 14 months.

Laura Pitman, prosecuting, said police never traced the man who was kicked.

Woodham claimed he got involved after he was punched by a man. The court heard Bonsall was a hard-working. And Scott claimed he was not involved in the initial incident but accepts he kicked the man.