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Thugs jailed for attack on asylum seeker

April 16th 2011

Three violent thugs have been locked up for a vicious assault on a homeless man. According to a national newspaper, Jack Williams (20), Jonathon Wood (19), and Ashley Dunn (21) launched the unprovoked attack after a night of heavy drinking.

The victim, a failed asylum seeker who was sleeping on a park bench, was kicked and punched repeatedly during the incident, which took place at Broadwalk Park in Salford, Greater Manchester, on 31 July last year.

CCTV evidence resulted in the three men being handed 20-month sentences at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on 28 February. "This was a vicious, unprovoked attack by three fit, strong, young men against one person. An attack which was unrestricted in its ferocity in terms of violence," said Recorder Peter Cowan.

According to court reports, all the defendants are from unstable backgrounds and have previous criminal records as well as drug and alcohol addiction problems.


April 2011



Stand still and be counted!

Controversial strategy continues in City of London

Thugs jailed for attack on asylum seeker

Secret camp discovered in Villa grounds

Another violent assault

Bradford body finally discovered

The Big Issue goes app

Rough sleeper’s story takes to the stage

More hostel beds lost

Guerrilla campaign sees skeleton sleeping rough

End to restrictions on Eastern European nationals

Rough sleeper badly burned

Reading man charged over rough sleeper‚Äö?Ñ?¥s death

Enlightened hospital policy

Proposed soup kitchen ban makes way for £2.8m Westminster development

IWIC loses funding

Birmingham rough sleepers share in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Home-made for the home-less

Cannock project supports homeless with free toiletries

St Martin’s Helpdesk open for fewer hours

Skills for Life

I don‚Äö?Ñ?¥t know what I‚Äö?Ñ?¥d do without this place

Report reveals upward trend in homelessness

Befrienders help turn houses into homes

Scottish chef gets a taste of success

Politicians put under pressure to hear homeless voices

Glasgow homeless hit for council tax payments

Street Shield: The byelaw

Westminster - two sides of the argument


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