A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to six years in prison after a row over the sale of laughing gas descended into a ‘mobhanded’ attack at a cottage in Mole Valley.
Drew Surgenor (pictured), of Horsham Road, Beare Green, and Connor Hagan, 18, of South Terrace, Dorking, went to the home of Benedict Shaw and Niall Clifford in Henfold Lane, between Holmwood and Newdigate, on March 15 last year.
Mr Hagan had previously been involved in an argument with Mr Clifford over the sum of £200, which he believed he had given Mr Clifford as payment for nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas.
However, Guildford Crown Court heard how Mr Clifford said he was owed the money by Mr Hagan and would not hand over the gas or return the cash.
Brian Stork, prosecuting, told the court that a fight subsequently broke out.
He said: “Mr Surgenor came from his car to assist Mr Hagan, became involved, dragged [Mr Clifford] outside, assaulted him on the floor and punched Mr Clifford in the face.”