Father and son in court after Cromer car attack

A father and son have been ordered to pay compensation to a man who was injured and hit by a car during an attack at Cromer.Andrew Sinclair, 48, and Alex Sinclair, 18, along with Scott Grey, 23, were sentenced in connection with an incident in January last yearduring which 17-year-old Andreas Kyriacou was run over in Cliff Road, Cromer.

A father and son have been ordered to pay compensation to a man who was injured and hit by a car during an attack at Cromer.

Andrew Sinclair, 48, and Alex Sinclair, 18, along with Scott Grey, 23, were sentenced in connection with an incident in January last yearduring which 17-year-old Andreas Kyriacou was run over in Cliff Road, Cromer.

Grey, of Goodwood Close, Norwich, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm, dangerous driving, and driving while disqualified.

Andrew Sinclair pleaded guilty to a charge of affray, and Alex Sinclair admitted a charge of threatening behaviour. Both are from Links Avenue, Cromer


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Nick Methold, prosecuting at Norwich Crown Court on Tuesday, said a number of people, including the victim and defendants, had been in the Spar shop on Cliff Road when 'words were exchanged'.

The victim was followed by the three defendants in a car driven by Grey, who was banned from driving.

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The court heard the car mounted the pavement and hit the victim, who rolled on to the bonnet and fell into the road.

Mr Kyriacou managed to get up and go round the corner where he could see an altercation taking place between Grey, Andrew Sinclair and Jamie Blake. Sinclair pushed Mr Blake in the chest and 'directed a glancing blow' at his head which side-swiped him. The younger Sinclair remained in the car where he 'directed abuse' as the fight took place.

Michael Clare, mitigating for Grey, said his client had already spent 215 days on remand in custody which was the equivalent to a 15 month custodial sentence.

Ian James, mitigating for Andrew Sinclair, said his client had 'foolishly got himself involved' in something that had not been of his making and had earlier tried to calm things down.

Katharine Moore, for Alex Sinclair, said he was only 18, had pleaded guilty, and had no similar previous convictions.

Judge Paul Downes sentenced Grey to nine months custody, suspended for 18 months, and ordered him to complete 18 months supervision, attend a substance abuse programme and complete an alcohol treatment requirement. He was also disqualified from driving for two years and told he must take an extended test before he can drive again.

Andrew Sinclair was sentenced to six months prison, suspended for 18 months, ordered to complete 18 months supervision, attend an offending behaviour programme, and pay �200 compensation to Mr Kyriacou.

Alex Sinclair was ordered to do a 12 month community order with 100 hours unpaid work and pay the victim �200 compensation.

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