Two brothers could face jail for attack

TWO brothers responsible for an unprovoked attack during which a man was beaten unconscious have been warned they could be jailed when they are sentenced next month.

TWO brothers responsible for an unprovoked attack during which a man was beaten unconscious have been warned they could be jailed when they are sentenced next month.

Shaun Burton claimed that he was acting in self defence when he attacked Steven Taylor as Mr Taylor was leaving the Rosary Conservative Club in Bramford Road, Ipswich with a group of friends.

Mr Taylor claimed he was punched and kicked about the head and bitten on the arm by Shaun Burton and his brother Luke Burton.

Shaun Burton, 24, of Newson Street, Ipswich, denied assaulting Mr Taylor causing him actual bodily harm but was found guilty by a jury at Ipswich Crown Court.


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Luke Burton, 19, of Fonnereau Road, Ipswich, admitted the charge.

Adjourning sentence on the brothers until next month for pre-sentence reports Judge John Thompson told them, "You are both at risk of going to prison".

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During the trial Mr Taylor said he had crossed the road after the brothers had shouted aggressively at him.

Mr Taylor was left unconscious after being beaten about the head with fists and feet and suffered two badly swollen eyes, a broken nose, cuts to his hands and fingers and bruising to his jaw and arms.

Shaun Burton told police he had been acting in self-defence.

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