Jail for Huntingdonshire pair who set upon group with a wooden bat in ‘unprovoked’ attack

Danny Armstrong

Danny Armstrong - Credit: Archant

Two men who beat up a group celebrating a child’s first birthday in an unprovoked and violent attack have been jailed.

Zane Harrison

Zane Harrison - Credit: Archant

Zane Harrison, 21, and Danny Armstrong, 24, pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm at Peterborough Crown Court on June 1 and were handed sentences of four years and eight months and three years respectively.

The court heard how the four victims were celebrating at a first birthday party in Great Northern Street, Huntingdon on August 23 last year when they stepped out for a cigarette.

Harrison of Dunnock Way, in St Ives and Armstrong of Bernard Road, in Brampton, approached the men and used a wooden bat to beat them in a violent and unprovoked attack.

The men were left with a number of injuries including fractures to the eye socket and jaw.

Detective Constable Tom Nuttall, from the Huntingdon Serious Crime Team, said: “We will not tolerate people who behave in this way in Huntingdon.

“This was an unprovoked attack by violent offenders against a family celebrating their child’s first birthday.

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“I hope the lengthy sentences given to Harrison and Armstrong will demonstrate the commitment by the police and the Crown Prosecution Service to bring offenders to justice.”