Jailed: thug who punched strangers in late-night alleyway attack

Jailed: thug who punched strangers in late-night alleyway attack

Jailed: thug who punched strangers in late-night alleyway attack

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A THUG who attacked two strangers as they walked through an alleyway late at night has been jailed after admitting the crime at Bournemouth Crown Court.

Matthew Illidge, pictured right, of no fixed abode, inflicted “mindless drunken violence” on his victims after they walked along Wardcliffe Road in Weymouth with a female companion.

During the incident on February 25, the 23-year-old and an accomplice – who has not yet been arrested – punched and beat the two young men.

One of the victims was struck five times in the face before he was able to seek help from a neighbour living nearby.

Judge John Harrow said the attack took place “late at night, in public, against people who had done nothing to you”.

“You assaulted two people quite gratuitously,” he said.

He sentenced Illidge to eight months in prison for the offence of affray.

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9:46am Mon 7 Jul 14

crazybird says...

He should have his sentence double for every week he refuses to turn in his accomplice - disgusting waste of oxygen!
He should have his sentence double for every week he refuses to turn in his accomplice - disgusting waste of oxygen! crazybird
  • Score: 41

9:56am Mon 7 Jul 14

bosco1 says...

crazybird wrote:
He should have his sentence double for every week he refuses to turn in his accomplice - disgusting waste of oxygen!
Very good comment and agree with you.Why do the Judges not think on those lines. ? !!
[quote][p][bold]crazybird[/bold] wrote: He should have his sentence double for every week he refuses to turn in his accomplice - disgusting waste of oxygen![/p][/quote]Very good comment and agree with you.Why do the Judges not think on those lines. ? !! bosco1
  • Score: 23

9:58am Mon 7 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

These are the invincible troggs who think they can do anything.
I bet his school record is worth a read if it's not blank.
These are the invincible troggs who think they can do anything. I bet his school record is worth a read if it's not blank. BIGTONE
  • Score: 20

10:05am Mon 7 Jul 14

crazybird says...

bosco1 wrote:
crazybird wrote:
He should have his sentence double for every week he refuses to turn in his accomplice - disgusting waste of oxygen!
Very good comment and agree with you.Why do the Judges not think on those lines. ? !!
The judges don't live in the real world and are probably unaffected by crimes as they have never had anything happen to them. The people who should really be the judges are the people who have been beaten up, robbed, burgled etc., no doubt when he gets out of prison he will think he's a little bit more invincible and will continue wasting his life! Disgraceful when people who are desperate to live and are dying from incurable diseases etc., that there are these lowlifes who are just wasting their lives and causing misery! Makes me so mad!
[quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]crazybird[/bold] wrote: He should have his sentence double for every week he refuses to turn in his accomplice - disgusting waste of oxygen![/p][/quote]Very good comment and agree with you.Why do the Judges not think on those lines. ? !![/p][/quote]The judges don't live in the real world and are probably unaffected by crimes as they have never had anything happen to them. The people who should really be the judges are the people who have been beaten up, robbed, burgled etc., no doubt when he gets out of prison he will think he's a little bit more invincible and will continue wasting his life! Disgraceful when people who are desperate to live and are dying from incurable diseases etc., that there are these lowlifes who are just wasting their lives and causing misery! Makes me so mad! crazybird
  • Score: 21

10:18am Mon 7 Jul 14

old duffa says...

8 months for this is too short
he is a thug 2 years at least

for the 2 strangers who got hit
please be brave there are some decent people out there
8 months for this is too short he is a thug 2 years at least for the 2 strangers who got hit please be brave there are some decent people out there old duffa
  • Score: 16

10:38am Mon 7 Jul 14

truthhurts!! says...

They should be shot dead!!! Bloody wastes of space!!! All these dirty little tramps beating people up cos they cant handle their drink!! Hope they are **** **** raped for the next 8months!!
They should be shot dead!!! Bloody wastes of space!!! All these dirty little tramps beating people up cos they cant handle their drink!! Hope they are **** **** raped for the next 8months!! truthhurts!!
  • Score: 10

10:40am Mon 7 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

I was under the impression that Neanderthals had been extinct for around 30,000 years.
I was under the impression that Neanderthals had been extinct for around 30,000 years. Hessenford
  • Score: 14

2:50pm Mon 7 Jul 14

smhinto says...

Yet another thick, gormlous low echelon dysfunctional lunatic who should have been publicly 'filleted' and or strung up in a 'Gibbett'.
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Now let's all wait for the - Leave him alone he comes from a broken home brigade to start defending him.
Yet another thick, gormlous low echelon dysfunctional lunatic who should have been publicly 'filleted' and or strung up in a 'Gibbett'. . Now let's all wait for the - Leave him alone he comes from a broken home brigade to start defending him. smhinto
  • Score: 11

1:34am Tue 8 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Off to Portland, byeeee
Off to Portland, byeeee Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 1

11:19am Tue 8 Jul 14

BournemouthMum says...

Why are all these thugs so U-G-L-Y? Are they ugly because they're thugs, or thugs because they're ugly - now there's a question!
Why are all these thugs so U-G-L-Y? Are they ugly because they're thugs, or thugs because they're ugly - now there's a question! BournemouthMum
  • Score: 2

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