Two men behind bars for over three years for affray
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Two men have been sentenced to a combined total of over three years in prison after pleading guilty to affray at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday, 22 June.
Officers were called to reports of a fight on St John’s Road in Redhill at around 9:30pm on Friday, 12 June, and both David Tierney, 32, of North Street, Redhill, and George Tierney, 35, of no fixed address, were arrested later that same evening.
A metal baseball bat and knife were used during the fight, which left the victim, a man in his 50s, with injuries including a fractured skull, fractured shoulder, and bleed on the brain.
Officers tracked down a van seen at the time of the fight and quickly arrested David Tierney at his home address. George Tierney then handed himself in and both were charged with affray.
They pleaded guilty and were sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday, 22 June:
• George Tierney was sentenced to two years and four months in prison. • David Tierney was sentenced to 13 months and two weeks in prison.
Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Kristian Baker, said: “I would like to thank those in the local community for their support while we investigated this fight. Our team worked swiftly on the night to ensure these individuals were identified and arrested and sufficient evidence was gathered to convict them. Residents should be in no doubt that violent crime will not be tolerated in our communities and there are serious consequences if a dispute escalates in this way.”