Men avoid jail after "brutal" attack outside Colliers Tup in Colliers Wood

Four men who beat, punched and kicked a man to the ground during a fight outside a pub have narrowly avoided jail.

In what was called a "brutal attack" four men were caught on CCTV repeatedly punching and kicking a man to the floor outside the Colliers Tup in Colliers Wood on October 7 at about 2.30am.

Damian Pomaranski, 22, of Crusoe Road, Mitcham, Ionut Leonard Gaitan, 27, also of Crusoe Road in Mitcham, Lukasz Drozd, 32, of Stapleton Gardens in Croydon, and Pawel Rutkowski, 26, of Lysias Road in Clapham, had all been drinking earlier in the day.

Sentencing the men at Kingston Crown Court on February 12, Judge Hunter, Vice General Advocate, said: "This was a brutal attack by three men on a man on the floor.

"When people kick people on the floor people can lose their lives.

"There is a great deal of this going on and the public demand that people who behave in this way are sent to prison."

Despite CCTV clearly showing the men attack the man, it was accepted by the crown that they may have been earlier provoked owing for a more lenient sentence.

Judge Hunter said: "It maybe that the public think you have been let off very lightly given that these are suspended sentences.

"I only suspend these sentences because of the basis of plea that was accepted by the crown.

"The crown has accepted there may have been some provocation so I’m bound to take that into account.

"Had it not been for that you would most certainly have been going to prison today."

Pomaranski, Drozd and Rutkowski were sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for two years, and ordered to do 250 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to one count each of aggravated bodily harm.

Gaitan, who pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of assault by beating, received a prison sentence of nine months, suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

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1:20pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Hove Ex-Pat says...

So the judge was so appalled with the violence used, but not one gets a custodial sentence.
Nice collection of non anglo saxon names too. Send them back from whence they came, if they cannot behave here. They have let down the majority of their countrymen, & women, who work hard & do not cause any trouble.
So the judge was so appalled with the violence used, but not one gets a custodial sentence. Nice collection of non anglo saxon names too. Send them back from whence they came, if they cannot behave here. They have let down the majority of their countrymen, & women, who work hard & do not cause any trouble. Hove Ex-Pat

2:20pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Flookee67 says...

Hove Ex-Pat
I know lots of people with Non-Anglo Saxon names whose families have been here for decades, typical Daily Mail reader response!
Hove Ex-Pat I know lots of people with Non-Anglo Saxon names whose families have been here for decades, typical Daily Mail reader response! Flookee67

2:26pm Thu 14 Feb 13

tjames says...

Deport if not british nationals--they should have got custody
Deport if not british nationals--they should have got custody tjames

2:38pm Thu 14 Feb 13

jasonhyde says...

Note the CPS are still out to get the so called tram rant woman Emma West. They know they will loose on the charges before a jury. So they have a new fabricated charge which does not have to go before a jury . Just the same Croydon magistrates whe refused her bail for her own protection google up the words: england calling wordpress
Note the CPS are still out to get the so called tram rant woman Emma West. They know they will loose on the charges before a jury. So they have a new fabricated charge which does not have to go before a jury . Just the same Croydon magistrates whe refused her bail for her own protection google up the words: england calling wordpress jasonhyde

2:40pm Thu 14 Feb 13

ThEaLlSeEiNgEyEsEeSeVeRyThInG says...

Had they been black they would have got at least 3 years and had they been English it would have been a race attack what a joke
Had they been black they would have got at least 3 years and had they been English it would have been a race attack what a joke ThEaLlSeEiNgEyEsEeSeVeRyThInG

2:43pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Flookee67 wrote:
Hove Ex-Pat I know lots of people with Non-Anglo Saxon names whose families have been here for decades, typical Daily Mail reader response!
You do not seem to have read all of my first post. "They have let down the majority of their countrymen". I work in that immediate area & with many hard working Polish people. They are the ones let down.
[quote][p][bold]Flookee67[/bold] wrote: Hove Ex-Pat I know lots of people with Non-Anglo Saxon names whose families have been here for decades, typical Daily Mail reader response![/p][/quote]You do not seem to have read all of my first post. "They have let down the majority of their countrymen". I work in that immediate area & with many hard working Polish people. They are the ones let down. Hove Ex-Pat

10:20am Mon 18 Feb 13

Brian Sewer3 says...

Typical croy names now har har ha
Typical croy names now har har ha Brian Sewer3

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