JAILED: Brothers guilty of violent unprovoked attack
Victim needed reconstructive surgery after assault
THREE brothers who launched a violent attack which left a man in his 60s needing extensive reconstructive surgery to his face have been jailed.
The brothers, two of whom are twins, were handed jail terms on Monday, September 29 at Isleworth Crown Court for grievous bodily harm.
Andrew Loveridge, 20, was sentenced to five years in jail, while Mark and Matthew Loveridge, 24, were each sentenced to six-and-a-half years.
The brothers, who all live in York Avenue, Hayes, were convicted of the offences in August.
During a week-long trial, the court heard how on October 3 last year, the victim, an Asian man in his 60s, was punched in the face in Tudor Road, Hayes, by all three brothers, one of whom was wearing a knuckle duster.
The attack left him needing surgery for multiple fractures to the eye socket, cheekbone, jaw and nose.
In a statement read out during the trial, the victim said: “Since the attack I have lost my confidence in going out alone for great distances. I am worried about leaving my front door unlocked even for a short while.
“My wife was very shocked and distressed after my assault and my whole family were upset, particularly as I had taught them about respecting others.
“The pain was intense at the time and even with the painkillers after reconstructive surgery I continue to suffer. Doctors have told me I will have to wait two to three years before I feel normal.
“I feel the young men who did this are bad people. They have hurt me and my family and they have hurt their own family.”
Det Sgt David Braithwaite, of the Serious Acquisitive Crime Unit said: “This was a vicious, cowardly and unprovoked attack by three brothers on a vulnerable elderly man, which left him with appalling life-long injuries.
“The gravity of this assault has been recognised by the courts
My wife was very shocked and distressed after my assault... Doctors have told me I will have to wait two to three years before I
and justice has been well reflected in the sentences they have received.
“I pay huge tribute to the immense bravery the victim has shown throughout this trial.”
The court heard how the victim was driving his car in Tudor Road with a family member in the passenger seat, when he was tailed and circled by the brothers on their mopeds.
The trio performed dangerous manoeuvres around the victim’s car, one swore and shouted racial abuse at the victim, with another using a glass bottle to threaten him.
The victim drove away towards Hounslow but later that day returned to Tudor Road, unaware the brothers were still there.
Despite the victim attempting to reason with the three, the court heard how one continued to swear and shout aggressive racist language, kicking the victim’s car.
It was when the victim got out of his car to view the damage that he was punched in the face by the three men.
JAILED: (From left) Matthew Loveridge, Mark Loveridge and Andrew Loveridge