Three men jailed after two men were assaulted with a machete in Kirkby
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Three men have been jailed after they attacked two men with a machete in Kirkby.
30-year-old Curtis Rowson of Ascot Drive, Kirkby and 27-year-old Kieran Rowson of Ascot Drive, Kirkby were jailed for 6 years and 6 months and 6 years respectively. Peter Mallon, aged 20 of Shaftesbury Avenue, Kirkby was jailed for 5 years and 6 months.
They were all given indefinite restraining orders at Liverpool Crown Court with conditions not to approach or communicate with any of the defence witnesses and not to enter Kirkby within the boundaries of the M57, M58, A570 and A580.
At around 9pm on Sunday 27 June, officers were called to Sapphire Drive after reports of a disturbance.
Five men entered the front garden of a property on Sapphire Drive and forced entry into the property by swinging machetes at the door despite the attempts of the two men inside to barricade themselves in. The men assaulted their two victims with a machete causing a significant head injury to one of the men.
The group of men then fled the scene.
Extensive forensic examinations and witness enquiries were carried out after the incident and on Tuesday 29 June Curtis Rowson and Kieran Rowson were arrested on Ascot Drive.
Officers conducting a search at their home address found a small axe in the porch cupboard and a machete that Rowson had hidden in one of the bedrooms.
Mallon was also arrested later that day on Ascot Drive.
All three men were later charged with aggravated burglary and affray on Thursday 1 July.
Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “These three men put their victims through a horrific ordeal that caused serious physical injuries. All three men are known to be involved in violent crime.
“The significant sentences send a clear and compelling message that anyone involved in violent and organised crime has no place on the streets of Merseyside and we will be relentless in our efforts to bring criminals to justice who use weapons to intimidate and bring fear to our communities.
“If you know of anyone involved in violent crime or carrying a dangerous weapon in your area please contact police so we can continue to crackdown on similar incidents across Merseyside.”
Anyone with information which could assist police is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.