Five jailed for GBH - Oxford

16/01/2013

Four men and a 17-year-old boy were sentenced on Friday, 11 January 2013, at Oxford Crown Court to a total of 20 years in prison for GBH with intent and theft from a 20-year-old man in Oxford last year.

Christopher Lemonius, aged 22, of St Clements Street, Oxford, and a 17-year-old from Blackbird Leys, Oxford, were both found guilty of the offences and were sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment each.

Kyle Williams, aged 20, of Coriander Way, Blackbird Leys, was found guilty of the offences and sentenced to five years imprisonment.

Jamie Williams, aged 19, of Chaffinch Walk, Blackbird Leys, was found guilty of the offences and sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Merlando Stapleton, aged 20, from Sandy Lane, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, pleaded guilty to GBH with intent and was found guilty of theft.  He was jailed for five years and four months.

The offences relate to an incident, which occurred in Gillians Park, Blackbird Leys, Oxford, at about 10pm on 15 March 2012, when two 20-year-old men were walking home.  The two victims were followed by a group of five men from Pegasus Road into the park.

The first victim was punched to the ground and kicked and stamped on while on the ground, before his wallet was stolen. He sustained a fractured cheek and eye socket.

The second victim was punched, stopped from helping his friend, and was shown a knife. He had no visible injuries.