Pair sentenced following Moreton machete attack

A man and a woman have been jailed after a man was attacked with a machete which caused several wounds to his arm, hand and fingers in Moreton.

Rory Pearson, aged 34 of Beechwood was sentenced for seven years for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and 16 months for threatening with an offensive weapon in a public place.

Chelsea Mighall, aged 35 of Bidston was sentenced to two years for wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm and 30 weeks for dangerous driving. 

Both prison sentences will be served concurrently.

At about 6.20pm on Thursday 15 June officers were called to Hoylake Road near to the Coach and Horses pub following reports of a serious injury assault after a road rage incident.

A man and a woman driving a Vauxhall Meriva were being followed by a grey Nissan Qashqai owned by Chelsea Mighall. The driver of the Nissan Qashqai had been shouting threats to shoot them. They drove into the car park of Herons frozen foods and were followed by the Qashqai vehicle and a second vehicle, a black Renault Captur driven by Rory Pearson.

Pearson got out of the Renault Captur and attacked the man who had just got out of the Vauxhall Meriva with a large machete.

The man suffered serious lacerations to his arms and fingers. 

Mighall was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm but Pearson fled to Tenerife after the attack and returned to the UK on Monday 10 July where he was arrested at Liverpool airport.  He was charged the following day.

Both pleaded guilty to assault and driving offences. 

Speaking after the sentencing Detective Chief Inspector Matt Caton said, “This was a horrifying attack on man who suffered significant wounds to his arm and hand after the incident.

“Pearson clearly thought he could hide from authorities after this mindless attack in a different country but thanks to the actions of our officers he was arrested as soon as he re-entered the UK. 

“Due to the evidence compiled and CCTV footage of the incident both Pearson and MIghall pleaded guilty to all offences.

“We hope both of these sentencings reassures Pearson and Mighall’s victim that those who carry dangerous weapons on our streets to cause fear and violence will be brought to justice.

“Our officers continue to rely on communities for information of anyone storing, carrying or using dangerous weapons on our streets and would encourage anyone with any information or concerns to report it to us.”

Contact police on 101, direct message @MerPolCC on Twitter or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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