Brothers jailed after brutal attack on man in his own home

Daily Echo: John Egan John Egan

A JUDGE paid tribute to the skill of doctors at Southampton General Hospital after jailing two brothers for four and a half years following a gruesome attack on a Southampton man in his home.

Bruce Tyrrell suffered horrific injuries to an arm, head and back after being repeatedly hit with broken bottles, which has left him with long term psychological issues.

His attackers also suffered facial injuries in the incident as their victim fought back trying to protect himself.

What led to the attack was unclear as the city crown court heard of conflicting accounts from witnesses.

But what was certain was that after an initial confrontation outside his Milton Road home, the victim rushed indoors. However the front door could not be locked and the brothers, Lance and John Egan, followed him inside.

Mr Tyrrell ran up the stairs. Inside, the brothers grabbed bottles which were smashed and severely cut him.

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Judge Peter Ralls QC told the pair, who had admitted wounding: “It is no exaggeration to say I have rarely seen such injuries encompassed in such a charge.”

He added: “It is a credit to the skill of the surgeons that they were able to piece him back together after he had suffered such serious wounds.”

 Both were jailed for three years for the attack.

The court heard each was also injured in the drama.

John Egan was stabbed and paramedics had to chase Lance Egan down the road with blood pouring from his head. He needed six stitches for a cut forehead.

John Egan, 25, of Barters Close, Southampton, also pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated assault on a man walking home down an alleyway late at night.

Prosecutor Mary Aspinall-Miles described how Ricardo Co – who has since returned to Brazil – was confronted by Egan and two others who punched and kicked him before he was bitten on the head. The trio then walked off.

Egan received a consecutive term of 18 months for that assault.

The judge also gave Lance Egan, 24, of Milton Road, a further 18 months behind bars for breaching a suspended sentence imposed at the same court for burglary.

Mark Florida-James, defending, said John Egan had clearly suffered a stab wound. He had a bad record with alcohol and drug issues. He could remember little about the racially aggravated assault.

For Lance Egan, Benjamin Gordon told the court of his difficult upbringing and how he found it hard controlling his temper and emotions. He was also making progress tackling his drug problems.

John Egan had 18 previous convictions for 25 offences and Lance Egan 26 convictions for 50 offences.

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7:06am Thu 16 Jan 14

userds5050 says...

Another joke sentence.
Another joke sentence. userds5050

7:15am Thu 16 Jan 14

Zexagon says...

Is the judge related to them in some way?
Is the judge related to them in some way? Zexagon

7:54am Thu 16 Jan 14

Ozmosis says...

Pathetic sentence
Pathetic sentence Ozmosis

9:30am Thu 16 Jan 14

michelinman982 says...

All those prior convictions and yet such lenient sentences for what is effectively causing life-long injuries to this individual. I've developed a hard skin to nasty news like this, but this one really saddens me. My thoughts go out to the victim and hope he eventually makes a full recovery in time.
All those prior convictions and yet such lenient sentences for what is effectively causing life-long injuries to this individual. I've developed a hard skin to nasty news like this, but this one really saddens me. My thoughts go out to the victim and hope he eventually makes a full recovery in time. michelinman982

9:53am Thu 16 Jan 14

therealredarmy says...

A lenient sentences for these rats !
A lenient sentences for these rats ! therealredarmy

11:15am Thu 16 Jan 14

Letissmanboobs says...

Awful Awful Awful. Would only ever happen in an awful sinkhole like Southampton. Its all the inbreeding and **** that brings these feral rages out in you yokels.
Awful Awful Awful. Would only ever happen in an awful sinkhole like Southampton. Its all the inbreeding and **** that brings these feral rages out in you yokels. Letissmanboobs

12:56pm Thu 16 Jan 14

waltons11 says...

Letissmanboobs wrote:
Awful Awful Awful. Would only ever happen in an awful sinkhole like Southampton. Its all the inbreeding and **** that brings these feral rages out in you yokels.
Where are you from then Mr or Mrs Perfect - how insulting to a whole city!
[quote][p][bold]Letissmanboobs[/bold] wrote: Awful Awful Awful. Would only ever happen in an awful sinkhole like Southampton. Its all the inbreeding and **** that brings these feral rages out in you yokels.[/p][/quote]Where are you from then Mr or Mrs Perfect - how insulting to a whole city! waltons11

5:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

befriendly says...

It's time we elected Judges instead of them being appointed. I think you'd see sentence's increase then.
It's time we elected Judges instead of them being appointed. I think you'd see sentence's increase then. befriendly

6:15pm Thu 16 Jan 14

stevens1985 says...

Waltons 11 has got to be from pompey
Waltons 11 has got to be from pompey stevens1985

8:00pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Letissmanboobs says...

I live and work in Southampton but I find it an awful place to live with awful residents. I have lived here for 2 years after arriving from overseas and am actively looking for somewhere more civilised and with some form of culture.
I live and work in Southampton but I find it an awful place to live with awful residents. I have lived here for 2 years after arriving from overseas and am actively looking for somewhere more civilised and with some form of culture. Letissmanboobs

9:40pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Micle1974 says...

Would have got longer if they had been using a phone behind the wheel.
Crap sentence!
Would have got longer if they had been using a phone behind the wheel. Crap sentence! Micle1974

9:56pm Thu 16 Jan 14

badgerbadgerbadger says...

Letissmanboobs wrote:
I live and work in Southampton but I find it an awful place to live with awful residents. I have lived here for 2 years after arriving from overseas and am actively looking for somewhere more civilised and with some form of culture.
Come on. You cannot demonise a whole city based on the actions of a feral few. It's a cliche to say there's good and bad wherever you go, but it's also true.

Needless to say, I wish the victim the very best in their recovery. Physically and mentally.
[quote][p][bold]Letissmanboobs[/bold] wrote: I live and work in Southampton but I find it an awful place to live with awful residents. I have lived here for 2 years after arriving from overseas and am actively looking for somewhere more civilised and with some form of culture.[/p][/quote]Come on. You cannot demonise a whole city based on the actions of a feral few. It's a cliche to say there's good and bad wherever you go, but it's also true. Needless to say, I wish the victim the very best in their recovery. Physically and mentally. badgerbadgerbadger

11:09pm Thu 16 Jan 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

bruce tyrrell is a peadophile...he probably deserved it!
bruce tyrrell is a peadophile...he probably deserved it! nervousbumskin420

6:22pm Fri 17 Jan 14

kazzey74 says...

What it don't say is that Bruce the bloke. That this happened to was dealing class. A. Drugs on the street near people that the brother cared about Bruce gave class a drugs to a young girl that they new Bruce and his mates that day pushed the same girl around that day they throw a hevey weight at all of ud well we were wallking past ealir in the day they were shouting and giving the brothers and 2 small kids abuse well they were playing footed. They had the wrong person in court and i was. There Bruce attacked the boys and police. Did nothing andBruce was bosting. How he is doing so much better and hoe he gets free money and housing cos of this. this is a sick joke. once again. Wrong people in prison
What it don't say is that Bruce the bloke. That this happened to was dealing class. A. Drugs on the street near people that the brother cared about Bruce gave class a drugs to a young girl that they new Bruce and his mates that day pushed the same girl around that day they throw a hevey weight at all of ud well we were wallking past ealir in the day they were shouting and giving the brothers and 2 small kids abuse well they were playing footed. They had the wrong person in court and i was. There Bruce attacked the boys and police. Did nothing andBruce was bosting. How he is doing so much better and hoe he gets free money and housing cos of this. this is a sick joke. once again. Wrong people in prison kazzey74

10:17pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Leeathome says...

Type 'Bruce Tyrell fight Southampton' into Youtube. If this is the same guy then he seems like a good person!
Type 'Bruce Tyrell fight Southampton' into Youtube. If this is the same guy then he seems like a good person! Leeathome

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