Nine years' jail for killers convicted of manslaughter of Parkgate man Dean Williamson

Nine years' jail for killers convicted of manslaughter of Parkgate man Dean Williamson

By Roland Sebestyen | 23/05/2022

Nine years' jail for killers convicted of manslaughter of Parkgate man Dean Williamson
Martin, Leach and Sara Martin

TWO brothers who killed a man in a row over a stolen mobility scooter have each been jailed for nine years.

Gareth Leach (28), of Brameld Road, Mexborough, and Kyle Martin (22), of Selwyn Street, Rotherham, were both convicted of manslaughter last month after they attacked Dean Williamson in Parkgate.

They assaulted the 45-year-old on October 5 last year, believing him to have stolen their mother's mobility scooter six days earlier.

The pair attacked Dean at his home on William Street, Parkgate, leaving him with serious facial and chest injuries, and he died in hospital that afternoon.

Leach and Martin appeared for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court today and were both sentenced to nine years.

Leach was also given a concurrent two-year sentence for perverting the course of justice.

His mother Sara Martin (50), of Town Lane, Greasbrough, provided officers with fake accounts of Leach's involvement, stating that he had only tried to prevent the attack on Dean, and how he was upset, sickened and frightened by what he had seen his brother do.

She was today sentenced to 14 months in prison, suspended for two years, after admitting perverting the course of justice.

Det Chief Insp Simon Palmer said: “My thoughts are firstly with Dean’s family and friends.

“Today’s sentencing will not bring Dean back to his family, but I hope the end of the proceedings bring closure to all that knew and loved him.

“Leach and Martin’s actions that day were evil and twisted, I am pleased their sentences reflect their actions.”