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Three men sentenced to 23 years in total for aggravated assault

Detectives in Lurgan have welcomed the sentencing of three men for grievous bodily harm with intent at Craigavon Magistrates Court following a serious assault that occurred in the Lake Street area of Craigavon on 22 December 2011.

The male victim of the assault was aged 36 at the time.

A 29 year old man was sentenced to 8 years, while a 22 year old man and 21 year old man were both sentenced to 7.5 years each.

Detective Sergeant McKernan said of the sentencing: “The judge described the aggravating features in the case, saying that it was an alcohol-fuelled attack in a public street on a defenceless victim.

“These sentences given should serve as a reminder to anyone who may be tempted to get involved in this kind of act that there is the very real possibility that you will face serious implications.”

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