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Member of 'posse' jailed for mistaken idenitity attack in Latchford
3:30pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 in News
A MEMBER of a ‘posse’ that broke into a home in Latchford to beat up a man in a case of mistaken identity has been jailed for 16 months.
Jordan Tarburton, aged 20, of Hawthorn Grove was part of a group of men that attacked James Oakway on 23 October last year.
Warrington Crown Court heard on Monday how Tarburton believed the victim had been responsible for assaulting his friend’s mother during a row at the Cheshire Cheese pub, Knutsford Road.
The defendant punched Mr Oakway and hit him with a metal bar, leaving him with a gash to his face that needed five stitches.
His involvement only came to light after he voluntarily gave evidence in the trial of Robbie Wild, who was convicted by a jury of affray for the same attack.
Tarburton later pleaded guilty to assault occasioning ABH, unlawful violence, damaging property and affray.
He also pleaded guilty to growing cannabis at an address in Broadbent Avenue following a tip off from Golden Gate Housing Trust.
The defendant was sentenced to 16 months in a Young Offender’s Institution, and three months for producing cannabis, to run concurrently, by Judge David Hale.