Seven sentenced following ‘vicious’ Glossop street attack

Anthony O'Neill
Anthony O'Neill
  • . Group left wedding party and followed victim
  • . Two victims were left lying unconscious in road
  • . Four jailed for their part in vicious attack on father and son
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Seven people have been sentenced for their part in a violent attack on a father and son that left them unconscious in a Glossop street.

John Wrigley was in intensive care for two weeks following the daylight attack in Henry Street on August 30 last year. His dad, also called John, was also set upon by the group.

John Wrigley was assaulted in Glossop town centre on Saturday night and police are appealing for witnesses.

John Wrigley was assaulted in Glossop town centre on Saturday night and police are appealing for witnesses.

The group were sentenced at Derby Crown Court on September 19.

Anthony O’Neill, 19, from Salisbury Street, Hadfield, was jailed for seven years. He was seen kicking Mr Wrigley and stamping on his head. He pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to do GBH, and ABH.

The court heard that the defendants had been at a wedding at The George Hotel in Norfolk Street and had been talking to the two men.

Carmel O’Neill, 41, who was handed a ten-month jail term for affray, followed the younger of the two men when he left the pub.

John Wrigley is lucky to be alive

Prosecuting, David Outterside, said: “She was obviously told something that caused her to go outside the pub.

“She can then be seen walking down the street and making a beeline for Mr Wrigley junior and starts to attack.

“She shouted at him, pulled him away from the taxi and witnesses describe seeing her punch him.”

One witness described seeing Anthony O’Neill, who followed Carmel, take a running kick at Mr Wrigley, kicking him like a football.

carmel o'neill

carmel o'neill

Mr Outterside said: “Mr Wrigley senior’s nose was broken and he was knocked out for several minutes. Mr Wrigley junior spent over a fortnight in hospital, he couldn’t breathe for himself, had several fractures to the face, ribs, trauma to the vertebra. He was left in a very poor state.”

Carmel O’Neill’s brother Aaron Daniels received a ten-month prison sentence for affray and her ex-husband Alan O’Neill was handed a nine-month term for assisting an offender. All three are understood to have been released on licence.

In sentencing, Judge Abrahim Mooncey, said: “It is important to remember the victims. Both were left unconscious at the scene. John Wrigley Junior had life changing injuries including a fractured eye socket, ribs and a blood clot that required warfarin treatment.”

In mitigation for Anthony O’Neill, Ronan Maguire said the defendant accepted he had caused injury to the victims and had completed courses to better himself.

Alan O'Neill

Alan O'Neill

Abigail Daniels, 24, of Woolley Bridge Road, Hadfield, and Elizabeth Willis, 26, of Queen Street, Hadfield, were handed suspended sentences for assisting an offender, and an 18-year-old boy was handed an intensive referral order.

The sentences:

Anthony O’Neill, aged 19, of Salisbury Street, Hadfield, was given six years in jail for GBH and one year for ABH.

Carmel O’Neill, aged 41, of Hadfield Road, Hadfield, was given 10 months in jail for affray and nine months for assisting an offender, to run concurrent

Aaron Daniel, aged 42, of Cottage Lane, Glossop, was given 10 months in jail for affray.

Alan O’Neill, aged 49, of Salisbury Avenue, Hadfield, was given nine months in jail for assisting an offender.

Aaron Daniels

Aaron Daniels

Abigail Daniels, aged 24, of Woolley Bridge Road, Hadfield, daughter of Carmel O’Neill, was given eight months in jail suspended for 18 months and 100 hours unpaid work. She must pay compensation of £1,000 to John Wrigley junior and £200 to his dad,

Elizabeth Willis, 26, of Queen Street, Hadfield, was given eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months, She will carry out 100 hours and must pay compensation of £1,000 to John Wrigley junior and £200 to his dad.

An 18-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was handed an intensive referral order for affray and assisting an offender.