TWO violent brothers have been jailed for a total of 18 years after attacking three men in separate incidents.
Twenty year-old twins, Joshua and Samuel Barnett, of Garden Close, Broom, were jailed last Thursday (23) at Sheffield Crown Court to 13 years and five years respectively.
Joshua was jailed for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm against Damien Swann on August 27, last year.
He was also jailed for the same offence against Lee Barnfield on December 14 last year, as well as causing grievous bodily harm on the same date.
Samuel was also jailed for maliciously wounding Mr Barnfield and causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Jack Turner on August 19 last year.
Mr Turner was attacked in the early hours of the morning on Wickersley Road after socialising and drinking with the twins.
A passing motorist who saw the assault taking place intervened which caused the men to flee.
The witness found Mr Turner unconscious on Brecklands and called the emergency services.
He was left with a fractured eye socket, laceration to the skull, a blood clot in his ear, memory loss and on-going sight and hearing problems.
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