16.5 C
Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Jail for thugs who engaged in spontaneous violence in Blackburn

Two thugs who engaged in spontaneous violence in and around pubs in Blackburn have been jailed.

Callum Roberts (22) of Green Lane, Morecambe, pleaded guilty to Possession of a Firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and affray. He was jailed for 45 months.

Liam Donlin (23) of Lynwood Avenue, Darwen (main picture), pleaded guilty to affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was jailed for 18 months and given a five-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) which prohibits him from consuming alcohol or being in possession of alcohol in any public place, licenced premises or private function premises within Blackburn with Darwen.

On August 26, 2023, Roberts (pictured above), while on a night out with co-defendant Donlin, used a stun gun to inflict a sickening assault on his ex-partner.

During the attack, Roberts violently threw his victim around, headbutted her and pulled her to the floor by her hair. He also showed aggression towards other members of the public who intervened to protect the victim.

On October 5, 2023, Donlin and Roberts were outside the Postal Order on Darwen Street. There was a fight outside the pub and as the male victim lay defenseless on the floor, Donlin kicked him to the head before the pair ran away.

On November 25, 2023 police attended an assault at a pub in Hill Bridge Street. CCTV enquiries showed an altercation between Roberts and a woman. During the ensuing melee, Donlin was seen to attack a number of people in the premises. Roberts proceeded to pick up a bar stool, swinging it indiscriminately at other people in the pub before the pair ran away.

Both defendants pleaded guilty at Preston Crown Court and both were jailed on Friday.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “We believe that the lengthy sentence for Callum Roberts and notably the CBO issued to Liam Donlin will allow police and partners to manage his offending behaviour and mitigate the risk to the wider public going forward. When Donlin is released, if he so much as steps into a pub to which the CBO applies, he can be arrested.

“We want to make it clear that stun guns, along with pepper spray and other similar articles, are classified as ‘Firearms’ and are illegal in the United Kingdom. There is no reason for members of the public to be in possession of such weapons, and ‘self-protection’ is not a defence.”





How to Style Your Display Cabinets

When it comes to enhancing the aesthetics and functionality...

The Ultimate Guide to Washing Machine Repair

Tired of dealing with a washing machine that won’t...

Gareth Southgate steps down as England manager

England boss Gareth Southgate has announced it's "time for...

Securing Web3 Development: Guide to ISO 27001

Web3 development is revolutionizing the internet by leading it...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Business Lancashire will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

Don't miss

How to Style Your Display Cabinets

When it comes to enhancing the aesthetics and functionality...

Best Betting Sites UK for July 2024

It isn't an understatement when we say that the...

UK Home Appliance Factory Contents Go Up for Auction

NCM Auctions, a specialist auctioneer and asset management firm,...

EURO 2024 Parimatch Sign Up Offer: Get 50/1 on England to beat Spain Free Bet

Football fans are no doubt eagerly awaiting the upcoming...

More News

Bispham paedophile sentenced to 20 years in prison

Thomas Gerrity (69) of Sandhurst Avenue, Bispham, has been jailed for two decades - and will serve an extra four years on an extended...

Child rapist jailed for 20 years

A man who raped and sexually abused a young girl has been jailed for 20 years. John Ryan (75) subjected his young victim to abuse...

Oswaldtwistle paedophile found guilty of 43 offences

An Oswaldtwistle rapist has been found guilty of 43 sex offences against five children and one woman. Peter Alan Barnes (57) of Central Avenue, appeared...