Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

News 'You Behaved like a Pack of Feral Animals'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

News 'You Behaved like a Pack of Feral Animals'

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THREE young parents who 'completely lost control on drink' attacked a dad-of-two like a 'pack of feral animals' when he tried to stop them rowing outside his house.

The man and his wife were in bed one evening in April last year when they heard 'banging' outside.

He looked out of the window and saw Jake Kelly, 21, pushing his partner Leigh-Anne French, 26, and her friend Jade Cassidy, 25, to the floor during a drunken bust-up in Urmston, Trafford.

When the man went outside, he was jumped.

Kelly punched the victim in the head before he was bitten on the shoulder and arm.

The sickening assault lasted 'around 10 minutes', before he managed to break free and run back inside.

Kelly, French and Cassidy were each handed an eightmonth sentence, suspended for 18 months.

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Prosecuting, Duncan Wilcock told Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court: "The incident occurred on April 20 last year after 11pm.

"The complainant in this case... lives in Urmston with his wife and two kids. On that evening they were all in bed watching television.

"He heard the sound of banging coming from outside the house.

"He and his wife got out of bed to look at what it was and saw the defendants, all three of whom looked 'out of it' and were clearly under the influence of something, be it drugs or alcohol.

"[The victim] saw Kelly push one of the females in the chest and she fell over. The other female was pleading with him to stop and Kelly then pushed the second female over.

"[The victim's] wife shouted 'the police have been called, clear off.' .

"[The victim] went down to the front door and asked Jake Kelly why he was pushing the girls into the road.

"Jake Kelly then became aggressive and started screaming at him. He approached the complainant and got right in [his] face. …

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