Two men behind bars following violent assault in Laleham
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Mario Chambers, 31 of Bingham Drive, Laleham and Robert Packer, 35 of Bingham Drive, Laleham have been sentenced to a total of more than 50 months in prison after pleading guilty to assault and grievous bodily harm.
The pair were arrested on Monday, 16 November last year after officers were called to reports of a man being seriously assaulted at a residential address in Monks Way in Laleham. The victim was found by a member of the public in a pool of blood and unconscious. Chambers and Packer were identified as the suspects and located at a nearby flat with visible minor facial injuries. They were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.
Further enquiries and interviews revealed that the pair had been drinking with two victims throughout the afternoon. Chambers punched one of them in the face in an unprovoked assault. The pair, who were becoming aggressive, were then asked to leave the address.
However, shortly afterwards they returned and started to attack the other victim by hitting him over the head with a vodka bottle and stamping on him whilst he lay on the floor. The pair then ran off, leaving both victims injured and extremely shaken. The victims were taken to hospital with one requiring extensive treatment for serious head injuries.
Chambers and Packer were charged and remanded in custody until the hearing due to the violent nature of their offences.
Both men appeared at Kingston Crown Court on Monday (12 July), where they pleaded guilty. Chambers received a 28 month prison sentence for two counts of common assault and one count of Section 20 grievous bodily harm with intent. Packer was sentenced to 25 months for one count of common assault and one count of Section 20 grievous bodily harm with intent.
Investigating officer, PC Aaron King said: “Surrey’s Criminal Investigation Department worked tirelessly to gather the relevant forensics and interview victims and witnesses in order to support this investigation and get Chambers and Packer charged and remanded.
“In this case, the victim was lucky to make a full recovery and I hope that the sentencing of Chambers and Packer allows him to move on from this horrific assault.”