Brothers sentenced for attack outside Cardiff Mosque

|News, Violent crime

Two brothers who attacked a group of men outside a Cardiff Mosque have been sentenced at Newport Crown Court today.

Luke Thomas, 20, and his brother Liam Thomas, 18, were on bicycles outside the Dar Ul-Isra Muslim Community Mosque on Wyverne Road, Cathays, when they started taunting some males stood outside.

The brothers got off their bikes and attacked the group.  Luke Thomas produced a knife and stabbed one of the men to the abdomen.

Kelly Huggins of the CPS said: “This was a deliberate act of violence with a dangerous weapon resulting in serious injuries.

“Incidents of this nature can often result in loss of life; fortunately that was not the case here.

“The support of the community in bringing the attackers to justice has been significant, and we thank them for their cooperation in the court process.”

Luke Thomas was sentenced to a total of five years and three months’ imprisonment whilst Liam Thomas was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment, suspended for 18 months.  Liam Thomas was also ordered to complete 250 hours of unpaid work.

Notes to editors

  • Kelly Huggins is a Senior Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales
  • Luke Anthony Thomas (DOB: 28/7/99) pleaded guilty to causing GBH with intent to injure; possession of an offensive weapon
  • Liam John Thomas (DOB: 17/3/01) pleaded guilty to affray.

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