Anmol Singh was attacked and racially abused by Kyle and Reece Fewery. The pair have been spared jail after a court heard they were so drunk the hammer did not connect. Anmol Singh was subjected to racist abuse from the brothers as he was attacked with a hammer.
Yet Kyle and Reece Fewery have been spared jail after a court heard they were so drunk the hammer did not connect with their intended victim. Preston Crown Court heard Anmol Singh had been in a relationship with Ryan’s ex-partner Alicia Davies, which ended in April 2019.
On May 15, the Fewery brothers stopped Mr Singh’s car in Tennyson Mill Court, Preston, and offered him out for a fight. Anmol Singh was confused as he had passed the brother in the street on many occasions without any incident.
Ryan tried to pull Mr Singh out of the car, saying: “I know I’m going to get beaten up. I’ve got two kids to live for.”
He punched Mr Singh, causing his nose to bleed, calling him a “dirty p**i”.
Mr Singh tried to back away but when Ryan continued with his aggression, Mr Singh began to fight back. Kyle stepped in, brandishing a hammer. He made two swings at Mr Singh, but neither connected.
Mr Singh got back in his car and drove away, but when he got to his home address , Ryan Fewery and Alicia Davies were outside. They exchanged words, and Davies struck his car with a hammer.
Ryan Fewery, 26, of Miller Road, Preston, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated threatening behaviour, and Kyle, 27, of Tulketh Crescent, Ashton-on-Ribble admitted threatening behaviour and possession of an offensive weapon.
Recorder Tim Harrington, sentencing, said: “I am just persuaded not to send you to prison although it has been a very close call.
“You are very lucky because those who arm themselves and go and end up trying to attack somebody, the result can end in disaster.
“A single hammer blow to the head can kill somebody. If that had happened here, you both would have been responsible.
“Probably because you were both drunk, those two hammer blows missed.
“Had they connected, a prison sentence would have been inevitable, and immediate at that.”
He handed Kyle Fewery a nine-month sentence, suspended for two years with 40 rehabilitation days, and Ryan Fewery six months, also suspended for two years with 40 days rehabilitation activity requirement.