Six jailed af­ter knife fight ru­ins kids’ party

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A KIDS’ birth­day party de­scended into a bloody brawl where three men were stabbed.

The fight was so vi­o­lent flee­ing thugs left a trail of blood for po­lice to fol­low.

Six men have now been caged for the melee sparked by a fam­ily feud in a gar­den where tots were play­ing in Wythen­shawe, Manch­ester.

A five-year-old boy was show­ered with glass when the six drunken thugs ran into the gar­den from the street, a court heard.

The ring­leader – 20-year-old Bren­don Roberts – or­gan­ised the house raid on March 20 last year to set­tle an ar­gu­ment with his sis­ter’s ex-boyfriend.

Roberts had been drink­ing in a pub with his brother and four friends be­fore the at­tack, the court heard.

The men took a taxi to find the ex-boyfriend who de­fended him­self with a knife.

Roberts, from Sale, Cheshire, was locked up for 12 months in a young of­fend­ers’ in­sti­tu­tion.

Five other men were jailed for eight months.

Judge Robert Ather­ton said: “You all seem to think that the way to deal with mat­ters is to be vi­o­lent.

“If you think that, and carry it out, you are go­ing to prison.”

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