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Two jailed for GBH after causing serious injuries during a street fight in Dorking

04 Apr, 2017 16:18 News Behind Bars

Two men responsible for causing multiple street fights in Dorking have been sentenced today (4 April 2017).

Luke Boswell, 18, from Dorking and 19-year-old Charlie Clark of Betchworth were sentenced at Guildford Crown Court for their part in a large-scale fight in South Street, Dorking on 17 October 2015.

Surrey Police were called to the incident in South Street after midnight when two young men were attacked after leaving The Cocktail Bar. 

One of the victims, a man in his 20s, sustained a fractured cheek bone, a black eye and broken nose and went to hospital for treatment.

Boswell and Clark were arrested and subsequently charged.

The following sentences were handed out in court:

  • Charlie Clark (left) was found guilty of s.20 GBH and attempted s.18 GBH. He was sentenced to a total of three years imprisonment.
  • Luke Boswell (right) was found guilty of s.20 GBH and affray. He was sentenced to a 12 month detention training order.  
  • Another individual, Charlie Moore, appeared in court charged s.18 GBH with intent with but was found not guilty.

Investigating officer DC Helen Simon said, “This result finally delivers justice for the victims, one who suffered significant injuries but has thankfully now made a full recovery.

These were unprovoked and unnecessary attacks clearly catalysed through alcohol and there is no excuse for the behaviour of these men.

Surrey Police deals with incidents of this nature extremely seriously and a thorough investigation led to this conviction.”



Notes to editors:

Charlie Clark pleaded not guilty to assaulting both victims and Luke Boswell pleaded not guilty to the higher level of GBH (s.18), but guilty to a GBH without intent to cause serious harm (s.20).

Luke Boswell was a juvenile at the time of conviction and was sentenced under youth guidelines.



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