Row over noise: teenager jailed

A teenager who took part in a brutal attack on a man who asked a group of youths to stop making noise outside his flat in Hampshire has been jailed for 27 months.

Teenager jailed for five years after 'sickening' attack

Samuel Armstrong, 19, has been jailed today for 5 years. Credit: Hampshire Constabulary
Brandon Fisher, 19, has already been jailed for 27 months Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A teenager has been jailed for five years for beating a man so badly, he ended up in a coma and now needs 24-hour care for the rest of his life.

Samuel Armstrong, who is 19-years-old, pleaded guilty to the assault on Andrew Toseland after he told two teenagers to keep the noise down outside his home in Gosport.

Sentencing Armstrong today, Judge Sarah Munro said his crime had been 'wicked and sickening'.

Brandon Fisher has already been jailed for 27 months after admitting unlawful wounding on the basis he had a subordinate role in the vicious attack.

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Brutal attack on man who complained about noise

Toseland
Andrew Toseland, who was brutally attacked Credit: Portsmouth News

A teenager who took part in a brutal attack on a man because he asked a group of youths to stop making noise outside his flat in Hampshire has been jailed for 27 months.

Warehouseman Andrew Toseland, 49, suffered a severe head injury, was in a coma for two months and will need care for the rest of his life following the assault outside his flat in Gosport.

Brandon Fisher, 19, held back Mr Toseland's brother Robert as another teenager, Samuel Armstrong, kicked and stamped on their victim's head as he lay unconscious in a pool of blood, Portsmouth Crown Court was told. Fisher did not assault the brothers himself.

Armstrong, also 19, was also due to be sentenced but his barrister was ill and he will be dealt with at a later date.