Teenager cleared after man injured in early morning attack

By Adele Forrest | 27/10/2017

Teenager cleared after man injured in early morning attack
Sheffield Crown Court

A TEENAGER has been cleared of being involved in the violent attack of a man in an early morning assault.

James Burrows (19), of Springfield Road, Listerdale, was found not guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Jack Turner.

Mr Burrows denied being involved in the attack on Mr Turner on August 19 last year on Wickersley Road and following a three-day trial at Sheffield Crown Court the jury acquitted him yesterday (Thursday) after deliberating for one hour and 45 minutes.

Twenty year-old twins, Samuel and Joshua Barnett, of Garden Close, Broom, pleaded guilty to the same charge and will be sentenced at the same court on November 23.

Mr Turner was attacked by the twins in the early hours of the morning after socialising and drinking with them.

The court heard a passing motorist had seen the assault taking place and intervened which caused the men to flee.

The witness found Mr Turner unconscious on Brecklands and called the emergency services.

Prosecutor, Mr Anthony Dunne, told the court Mr Turner had suffered a fractured eye socket, laceration to the skull, a blood clot in his ear and was left with memory loss and on-going sight and hearing problems.

The victim has also had to have surgery to a metal plate fitted near one eye.


The fact you are here means you are interested in what goes on in your town.

We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.

Spotted something we should know about?

Call our Newsdesk on 01709 768146
Or email newsdesk@rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk
Message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheRotherhamAdvertiser/