Fam­ily were a ‘feral pack’

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THREE sis­ters and two broth­ers acted like a “feral pack” when they at­tacked a neigh­bour­ing fam­ily in their own home.

Mem­bers of the Richards clan punched and kicked a cou­ple and as­saulted their son, then 15, a court heard.

One brother, Joseph Richards, threw a brick through a front win­dow in a “re­venge at­tack” as a neigh­bours’ dis­pute in Ply­mouth turned vi­o­lent.

He has now been locked up for 56 weeks in a Young Of­fend­ers’ In­sti­tute.

Vic­tim Dean Mew­ton, 55, who was left with a frac­tured jaw, branded the five sib­lings “the fam­ily from Hell”.

The judge at Ply­mouth Crown Court had ear­lier meted out sus­pended jail terms, un­paid work and cur­fews on the rest of the Richards fam­ily, whose ages range from 17 to 32 af­ter they ad­mit­ted vi­o­lent dis­or­der.

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