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Keighley men are jailed for ‘sickening and mindless’ mob attack on family
Updated 1:12pm Thursday 23rd January 2014 in News
Three men have been jailed for a “sickening and mindless” mob attack on a father and his two sons.
Wajid Hussain, 29, already serving a seven-year prison sentence for hitting a man on the head with a hammer, and Zehroon Razaq, 36, of Buxton Street in Dalton Lane, Keighley, were each locked up for two-and-a-half years.
Frantisek Lakatos, 28, of Sunny Mount in Highfield, was jailed for 21 months.
A warrant not backed for bail was issued for his brother, Robert Lakatos, who failed to attend Friday’s sentencing hearing at Bradford Crown Court.
All the men pleaded guilty at earlier hearings to violent disorder on the afternoon of June 9, 2012.
Hussain, 29, of Colenso Grove in Keighley, will serve his sentence consecutively to the seven years he received in August, 2012, for causing Jerome Banks, 37, grievous bodily harm with intent in a gang attack at a family barbecue in Worth Avenue, Keighley.
Prosecutor Simon Haring said a gang of up to ten men of Asian and East European origin set about brothers Sam and Jake Beveridge in an unprovoked attack in the garden of their home in Woodville Road in Keighley.
When Steven Beveridge arrived home, he was punched, kicked and struck with a bat. The violence spilled out into the street, and was witnessed by fearful women and children.
Lakatos, who joined in late, delivered a “flying kick” to Steven Beveridge when he was on the ground.
Jake Beveridge’s injuries included a head wound needing five stitches. His brother suffered a cut to his face and their father, who was recovering from a heart attack, was badly bruised.
The family’s three cars suffered criminal damage costing more than £4,000 to repair.