Two men who sprayed acid in the face of a teenage boy and girl, causing one to partially lose their eyesight, are both serving prison sentences for their crime.
29-year-old Michael Johnson,Poole, and 26-year-old Benjamin Brightmore, Brampton-en-le-Morthen, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday to be sentenced for the incident, which happened in July last year.
Johnson was jailed for a total of seven years and six months for section 18 wounding, while Brightmore was jailed for one year and six months for affray.
On the afternoon of Tuesday 12 July last year, the two men were in Maranto’s takeaway in High Street, Swallownest, when they started an argument with a group of teenagers who were inside the takeaway buying food.
Two teenagers, a boy and a girl both aged 17 at the time of the incident, were sat at a table inside the takeaway when Johnson threw ammonia acid in their faces, as Brightmore stood alongside him.