TWO men and a woman from Flintshire have been sentenced after they were convicted of attacking a married couple.
The two men, Gordon Duncan, of Church Street, Connah’s Quay, and Jake Horley, of Englefield Avenue, Connah’s Quay, were each given a 12-month community order and ordered to carry out 250 hours unpaid work.
The pair were convicted of affray against Kirlas Veitas, a Lithuanian man, at the Clwyd Hotel, Shotton, on March 10.
Both men were ordered to pay compensation of £200 each to Mr Veitas, who Duncan had thrown “six or seven windmill punches” at and kicked in the head, Wrexham Magistrates Court heard.
Horley stamped twice on his head and kicked him in the back, subsequently knocking Mr Veitas out with a single punch to the head.
In addition, both men were ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge and costs.
Duncan, 19, will pay £350 costs and Horley, 20, £250.
The third guilty party, Demi-Jo Wade, 21, of Butler Street, Shotton, was handed a 12-month community order and ordered to pay £100 compensation to Margarita Bisvoko, Mr Veitas’ wife, after pleading guilty to a charge of affray against Mrs Bisvoko on the same night.
Wade, a mother-of-one, was ordered to pay total costs of £245 but was not given any unpaid work as her attack “could not be classed in the same seriousness as the co-defendants”.
John Wild, prosecuting, said it was “merciful” that Mr Veitas’s injuries were not more serious than bruising and cuts to the back and face.
Victoria Hanley, defending Horley, told the court that her client was “shocked” by his actions having watched the CCTV back.
Ms Hanley added that Horley’s father had sent a letter to the court which described his son’s behaviour as “disgusting”.
Chairman of the bench David Pallett told Duncan and Horley “This was a very serious offence and you should count yourselves lucky that the injuries sustained by the victim were not more serious.”
A fourth defendant, 19-year-old Naomi Stewart, of Bryn Mor Drive, Flint, was found not guilty of affray following the trial.