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Two men have been sentenced after hammer attack

Joseph Weston, jailed for hammer attack Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Two men have been sentenced after an attack on a man with a claw hammer in Stockport that left the victim with serious head injuries.

Joseph Weston pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to wounding with intent. He was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison.

Brett Weston pleaded guilty to affray at an earlier hearing. He was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, and 200 hours of unpaid community work.

Shortly after 2.30am on Sunday 25 June 2016, Joseph and Brett Weston went to the George Pub, Wellington Road North, with the intention of attacking their victim, a 31-year-old man.

As the victim left the pub Brett confronted him and punched him. Joseph then, armed with a claw hammer, began a violent and sustained attack on the victim.

The pair tried to flee but were detained by police at the scene and arrested.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for serious head injuries.

“The Westons launched a vicious attack on a man, with a claw hammer as the choice of weapon. “Thanks to the dedication of the officers to bring them to justice they are now paying the price for their actions.”

– Detective Constable Jim Campbell, GMP Stockport