A COUPLE of brothers from Holyhead who carried out an unprovoked attack on a vulnerable man in his own home have been jailed.

Gareth Hughes, 43, of Maes yr Haf; and Peter Hughes, 35, of Cleveland Crescent; were both sentenced at Caernarfon Crown Court on Tuesday, April 16.

The pair, who admitted a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent, were each handed prison sentences of three years and three months.


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The incident happened in Holyhead on November 4, 2023 when the brothers forced their way inside the victim’s home after he opened the door under the misapprehension it was a friend visiting.

Once inside, they began intimidating him about false allegations of a planned assault on one of the brothers, before violently attacking him as he feared for his life.

The victim was punched and stamped on, before a TV was thrown at him, leaving him with multiple facial fractures, fractured ribs, and damage to his vision.

The attack stopped when the victim told the pair the allegations were false.

Once the brothers left, the victim called police for help, and he was taken to hospital due to the extent of his injuries.

They were both remanded into custody until sentencing and handed a 10-year restraining order to protect the victim.

North Wales Polcie’s investigating officer, Detective Constable Kathleen Barrell, said: “This was a horrific and unprovoked attack against a vulnerable man in his own home.

“The impact it has had on the victim is far further reaching than the physical injuries he sustained. His mental health has suffered considerably as a consequence.

“I welcome the sentence and hope it sends a clear message that we will pursue those who cause most harm in our community.

“Violent crime will not be tolerated, and we will do everything we can to ensure residents feel safe in their communities.”