Sandridge men found guilty


Two brothers were found guilty on Friday, 13 July 2012, following a trial at St Albans Crown Court, of offences in connection with an attack in Sandridge.

Patrick Lennon, aged 24, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and affray, and James Lennon, aged 18, was found guilty of affray.  They had both pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to criminal damage.

Both men were arrested on Sunday, 18 December 2011, after an early morning row with a neighbour outside an address in St Leonards Crescent in Sandridge, turned violent.

James Lennon was arrested by officers at the scene and his brother Patrick was later found hiding in the loft of his home in St Leonards Crescent.

Patrick Lennon attacked the victim,a 30-year-old man, after he challenged the brothers when he saw them vandalising his car.  The brothers returned to their home and Patrick Lennon came back out with two knives.  The victim then received a cut to his neck and a wound to his left arm, which required intensive treatment due to nerve and vascular damage.

The brothers have been remanded in custody and are due to be sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on 03 August 2012.