East Lancs thugs jailed for brutal attack on doorman

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Peter McCormack Peter McCormack

TWO thugs involved in a sustained, late-night attack on a Nelson pub bouncer have each been jailed for 10 months.

Burnley Crown Court had earlier heard how Adam Rana was ‘smacked in the face’ with a bottle, and repeatedly hit in the brutal violence at The Prince of Wales, after door staff ref-used entry to a female believed to be under age.

Trouble had started out-side the Leeds Road premises, where Mr Rana was assaulted.

It then carried on inside, where prolific crooks Duane Haythornthwaite and ex-heroin addict turned drunk Peter McCormack set about him.

The prosecution could not say either was part of what went on outside. The hear-ing had been told how, for the past six months, McCor-mack had been on a ‘ramp-age’, assaulting people and committing public order offences.

Haythornthwaite, 40, of Brunswick Street, and McC-ormack, 36, care of Derby Street, both Nelson, had earlier admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.

The crown court was told that police received reports that a member of door staff was being assaulted.

The girl, believed to be underage, tried to push her way in and was taken outside.

Mr Rana was punched in the head.

He tried to close the pub door and, once inside, Haythornthwaite hit him with a bottle from behind.

The door then burst open and the defendants, with others, launched blows on him.

The victim recognised one of his attackers as McCormack, a regular visitor to the premises.

Mr Rana was kicked and punched on the floor.

McCormack told a police officer: “Bouncers think they are big, stopping us getting in.”

Mr Rana suffered bruises around both eyes and tend-erness to both his cheek-bones.

McCormack had a total of 44 offences on his record, while Haythornthwaite had 32 previous convictions

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6:20pm Fri 4 Apr 14

happycyclist says...

Lowlife scum. They should be used for drug and cosmetics research instead of animals.
Lowlife scum. They should be used for drug and cosmetics research instead of animals. happycyclist
  • Score: 19

6:23pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

Wasters and oxygen thieves.
Wasters and oxygen thieves. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 16

7:00pm Fri 4 Apr 14

abetterblackburn says...

happycyclist wrote:
Lowlife scum. They should be used for drug and cosmetics research instead of animals.
Would be a good idea happycyclist. The cost of returning in full what may have been stolen or damaged should be standard practice as well. But it never seems to be does it?
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Lowlife scum. They should be used for drug and cosmetics research instead of animals.[/p][/quote]Would be a good idea happycyclist. The cost of returning in full what may have been stolen or damaged should be standard practice as well. But it never seems to be does it? abetterblackburn
  • Score: 10

7:31pm Fri 4 Apr 14

supertrooper says...

Well, genuine pictures of two cowards. Neither of them look like they can hold their own in a fight without resorting to using weapons. I`m sure there are guys in jail who are sympathetic with doorstaff and will smash their noses in. Wasters.
Well, genuine pictures of two cowards. Neither of them look like they can hold their own in a fight without resorting to using weapons. I`m sure there are guys in jail who are sympathetic with doorstaff and will smash their noses in. Wasters. supertrooper
  • Score: 12

3:34pm Sat 5 Apr 14

onsidecobra says...

There are people in British jails that are just waiting for idiots likes this to arrive in their company. I'm afraid that these two are about to find out what real criminals are capable of doing.
There are people in British jails that are just waiting for idiots likes this to arrive in their company. I'm afraid that these two are about to find out what real criminals are capable of doing. onsidecobra
  • Score: 4

5:19pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Copperhead says...

The ultimate victim here is Justice itself.
10 months for such a cowardly attack is an affront to the concept of justice.
Lowlifes like these two laugh at such joke punishments - a few weeks inside, meet up with old mates, pick up a few tips about some new area of criminality and out they will come to continue in their useless and stupid ways.
We seem to have a rash of bleeding heart judges these days - I fear that liberal-lefties have infiltrated the judicial system as they have done in all other areas of the public sector. They see law-breakers as victims of the capitalist-military-
industrial complex that they were brainwashed into wanting to destroy, by their Marxist deconstructionist lecturers when they were at university.
With so many offences to their names, a few weeks in HMP Butlins won't deter these two villains from any further criminal activity.
What they SHOULD have got is a minimum of 5yrs on a chain-gang somewhere in the uncomfortable, midge-filled Scottish Highlands.
The ultimate victim here is Justice itself. 10 months for such a cowardly attack is an affront to the concept of justice. Lowlifes like these two laugh at such joke punishments - a few weeks inside, meet up with old mates, pick up a few tips about some new area of criminality and out they will come to continue in their useless and stupid ways. We seem to have a rash of bleeding heart judges these days - I fear that liberal-lefties have infiltrated the judicial system as they have done in all other areas of the public sector. They see law-breakers as victims of the capitalist-military- industrial complex that they were brainwashed into wanting to destroy, by their Marxist deconstructionist lecturers when they were at university. With so many offences to their names, a few weeks in HMP Butlins won't deter these two villains from any further criminal activity. What they SHOULD have got is a minimum of 5yrs on a chain-gang somewhere in the uncomfortable, midge-filled Scottish Highlands. Copperhead
  • Score: 1

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