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ABBOTS TRIO JAILED FOR PART IN BOUNCER ATTACK


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our thugs who took part in an attack which left a nightclub bouncer brain damaged have


been jailed. Kyrs Brooks, 31, Richard Holloway, 30, and


Kevin Street, 29, all from Abbots Langley, along with John Cormican, 28, from Watford, were arrested after two Crimewatch TV shows helped identify the men who assaulted Christopher Ridgewell. The doorman was left with permanent brain


damage and his life has been 'devastated', Snaresbrook Crown Court heard. The first appeal on the long-running BBC show


led to the convictions of Anton Stratford and his three sons Stuart, Steven and Mark in 2009. Crimewatch then broadcast a fresh appeal in August that year to find the others filmed assaulting Mr Ridgewell and fellow door staff at Charlie Chan's nightclub in Walthamstow, east London. Brooks, Holloway, Cormican and Street were


identified and later charged with causing Mr Ridgewell grievous bodily harm with intent during the incident back on August 5, 2006.


Charlie Chan’s nightclub was located under Walthamstow Stadium in 2006.


The four all admitted a lesser charge of violent


disorder at Snaresbrook Crown Court. Judge Jacqueline Beech jailed window cleaner Brooks for 10 months, engineer Cormican for 13 months, plumber Holloway for 32 weeks and landscape gardener Street for 39 weeks. More than four and a half years ago, Mr


Ridgewell had been working the door at the nightspot at the former Walthamstow Stadium greyhound racing track. He was attacked by several men during a brutal confrontation during which he was separated from his colleagues and knocked to the ground, fracturing his skull. Mr Ridgewell was then beaten and kicked before losing consciousness. His attackers then fled the scene, leaving Mr Ridgewell bleeding on the car park floor.


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