Men jailed after assault with machete in Kirkby

Three men have been jailed after they attacked two men with a machete in Kirkby.

Last week 30-year-old Curtis Rowson of Kirkby and 27-year-old Kieran Rowson, also of Kirkby were jailed for 6 years. Peter Mallon, aged 20 of Kirkby was jailed for 5 years and 6 months. 

They were all given indefinite restraining orders at Liverpool Crown Court after pleading guilty to section 18 wounding.

At around 9pm on Sunday 27 June, officers were called to Sapphire Drive after reports of a disturbance near an address. 

Five men entered the front garden of a property on Sapphire Drive and forced entry into the property by swinging machetes at the door despite the attempts of the two men inside to barricade themselves in. 

The men assaulted their two victims with a machete causing a significant head injury to one of the men. 

The group of men then fled the scene.

Extensive forensic examinations and witness enquiries were carried out after the incident and on Tuesday 29 June  Curtis Rowson and Kieran Rowson were arrested on Ascot Drive.

Officers conducting a search at their home address found a small axe in the porch cupboard and a machete that Rowson had hidden in one of the bedrooms.

Mallon was also arrested later that day on Ascot Drive.

All three men were later charged with aggravated burglary and affray on Thursday 1 July.

Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said, “These three men put their victims through a horrific ordeal that caused serious physical injuries. All three men are known to be members of organised crime groups. 

“The significant sentences send a clear and compelling message that anyone involved in violent and organised crime has no place on the streets of Merseyside and we will be relentless in our efforts to bring criminals to justice who use weapons to intimidate and bring fear to our communities. 

“If you know of any organised crime taking place in your area please contact police so we can continue to crackdown on organised crime groups across Merseyside.”

Anyone with information which could assist police is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111.

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