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Hampshire teens sentenced for attack that left man in coma
7:47am Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
Two Hampshire teenagers are due to be sentenced for their parts in a brutal attack on a man that left him in a coma just because he asked a group of youths to stop making noise outside his flat.
Warehouseman Andrew Toseland, 49, and his brother Robert were attacked by Samuel Armstrong and Brandon Fisher, both 19, after they had gone to ask them not to be so noisy outside the flat in Forton Road, Gosport.
The beating on August 25 last year left Mr Toseland in a coma in hospital with brain damage. He is now in a care home and will require nursing for the rest of his life, and he cannot walk.
Fisher, 19, of Old Road, Gosport, has admitted unlawful wounding on the basis that he had a subordinate role in the vicious assault on Mr Toseland.
He did not attack Mr Toseland but held back the victim's brother while Armstrong, also from Gosport, carried out the assault.
Fisher told Armstrong to stop when he realised the assault was so severe, a court has already heard.
Armstrong has admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent on Andrew Toseland and actual bodily harm on Robert Toseland.
Both men will be sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court.
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