Assault pair on run in Ireland.
An arrest warrant was issued yesterday for a father and his
17-year-old son who are believed to have fled to Ireland after being
convicted of a savage attack on a man outside a pub Stephen Hogan (54)
and his son, also Stephen, both of Foster Place, Stourbridge, West
Midlands, were convicted at Wolverhampton Crown Court last month and
remanded on bail for sentence yesterday before Judge Michael Dudley at
Stafford Crown Court. But they failed to turn up to court.
Judge Dudley said: 'A warrant not backed for bail will be
issued for their arrest. There is a strong suspicion that they have left
returned to Ireland.'
The pair were convicted in September of wounding Richard Smith with
intent to cause grievous bodily harm and violent disorder outside the
Cottage Spring Pub, in Wollaston.