Horrific High Street attack by brothers

09-0300-25'Hucknall High st today
09-0300-25'Hucknall High st today

TWO brothers have been jailed for a vicious attack on two teenagers in the early hours of the morning in Hucknall which horrified a judge.

Justin Frow (26) and Nicky Frow (19) appeared at Nottingham Crown Court where they admitted assault causing actual bodily harm on High Street after 2 am on Saturday August 7 last year.

The victims were a 17-year-old boy, who was kicked in the head, and an 18-year-old girl, who suffered a broken collarbone and facial injuries.

After watching CCTV footage, Recorder James Swain told the brothers: “It has horrified me and I am sure it has horrified both of you.”

The judge said: “Your attack, wholly unprovoked and in the street, involved kicking and stamping on the head of a defenceless man.”

Victim Ben Mather was with the young woman, who was having abuse shouted at her by others, said Julie Warburton (prosecuting).

The CCTV film showed Mr Mather backing off with the woman when Nicky Frow ran at him and punched him hard to the head, the court was told.

He was knocked into the window of a pizza takeaway. The punch also caught the woman and both went to the ground.

Justin Frow arrived on the scene and after slapping Mr Mather’s face to see if he was “with it,” kicked him to the head and then stamped on him, said Miss Warburton.

The victim was lucky to escape with cuts to his eye and mouth and walked away after the attack.

Officers investigating the violence were forced to issue an appeal through the Dispatch to trace him. Police arrested Justin at the scene and his brother three days later.

Nicky Frow also admitted handling a stolen Mazda car in which his brother had arrived at the scene.

The car keys had been stolen in a house burglary in Hucknall and the car had been filled with petrol at a service station on Watnall Road.

In mitigation, it was said that the two brothers acted out of character.

Justin Frow, of Welstead Avenue, Aspley, and Nicky Frow, of Dulverton Vale, Cinderhill, were each sentenced to 16 months in prison.