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Jail for attack; Siblings assaulted man with bottles.

Byline: By GARETH LIGHTFOOT

A BROTHER and sister armed with broken bottles in an attack where a man's face was slashed have both been jailed.

Luciano Patterson, 19, had a fight with his ex-partner Antonio Addison in the street on October 11, 2007.

Punches were traded and the two men fell to the floor, said prosecutor Jim Withyman.

Patterson said he would get his sister as Mr Addison went home to his nearby flat.

Patterson and his sister Charlyne Newell, 22, later arrived at Mr Addison's home, Teesside Crown Court heard.

Patterson called Mr Addison out for a fight, then swung a bottle missing his head and smashing it on a wall.

Newell then smashed another bottle and lunged at Mr Addison's face causing an 8cm cut to his left cheek, said Mr Withyman.

More punches were thrown before the siblings from Middlesbrough left.

Mr Addison, who suffered other scratches, cuts and bruises, said he suffered flashbacks since and problems sleeping and eating.

Patterson, of Homerton Road, Pallister Park, and Newell, of Windleston Drive, Park End, admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Brian Russell, defending both, said: "Who caused the injuries is a matter of some contention. The defence acknowledge it's a joint enterprise."

He said a prosecution witness, a friend of Patterson, described Mr Addison hitting and grabbing Patterson and stamping on his face in the earlier scuffle.

He added Patterson and Newell caused the trouble later but picked up bottles after Mr Addison was seen with a hammer.

Mr Russell said the two had learned a "salutary lesson".

He said mum-of-two Newell, who had previous violent offences, expressed remorse and a desire to change her life and keep out of trouble.

Judge George Moorhouse told the pair: "This kind of behaviour will not be countenanced."

He jailed each for 15 months.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Mar 31, 2008
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