Three men jailed for street attack in Conisbrough

Three men jailed for street attack in Conisbrough

By David Parker | 23/08/2021

Three men jailed for street attack in Conisbrough
John Gilliver (left), Liam McGuire (centre), Robert Sutherland (right)

THREE men have been jailed for ramming a motorist and beating him up.

Robert Sutherland (28), of Manor Court, Denaby; John Gilliver (33), of Beech Crescent, Mexborough; and Liam McGuire (29), of Main Street, Greasbrough, rammed a vehicle on Burcroft Hill, Conisbrough, last December, and attacked a 19-year-old man.

The trio was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court last Wednesday for two years and nine months after pleading guilty to violent disorder.

Police received multiple calls about a disturbance taking place on Burcroft Hill on December 11, a police spokesperson said.

Members of the public reported vehicles being rammed and a group of men threatening each other with a variety of weapons.

Det Con Mark Roostan said: “Sutherland, Gilliver and McGuire drove their vehicle deliberately into another car that day, intent on causing fear and distress. 

“They then got out of the vehicle on Burcroft Hill and attacked the driver of the vehicle, assaulting him and kicking him whilst he was on the floor.

“The victim managed to flee the group, getting into a member of the public’s car, and asking to be driven away from the scene before seeking medical help for his injuries.

“These men have rightly received custodial sentences for the incident, which we believe was motivated by an ongoing dispute with the victim.”

Sutherland, Gilliver and McGuire had been due to stand trial for violent disorder, dangerous driving and grievous bodily harm.

The trio pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving and grievous bodily harm and the charges were dismissed by the judge.

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