[T]WO men who attacked a man as he sat watching television in a Wigton flat have been handed suspended jail terms.
Carlisle Crown Court was told how victim Jason Pattinson was kicked, punched and had his head stamped on as violence flared on March 18.
Jordan Robinson and Steven Chambers, both aged 25, were said to have launched a “revenge mission”, believing Mr Pattinson was responsible for car damage and a burglary, respectively.
Robinson and Chambers were sentenced today (TUES) for what was described as a “joint enterprise”. They had admitted assaulting Mr Pattinson – a heavily convicted criminal – causing him actual bodily harm.
Each had an 18-month prison term suspended for two years, and received unpaid work and a rehabilitation requirement.
Judge Peter Davies told Robinson, of Lawn Terrace, and Chambers, of Holliday Crescent, both Silloth, their attack had been “premeditated” and “sustained”.
However, the judge accepted there had been a “degree of provocation”.