TWO Portland men have been jailed and another fined for an unprovoked ‘cowardly’ attack on a stranger and a series of other crimes.
Timothy Atwell, 22, of Pile Crt, Ronald Cluney, 24, of Hakea Crt and Christian Cluney, 21, of Francis St pleaded guilty in Portland Magistrates’ Court on Monday to recklessly causing injury after bashing a man in broad daylight in Coolibah Court on October 19, days after the death of friend Troy Hocking.
The three were kicking a football on the street, and then entered a neighbouring property to collect the football where they were threatened by a neighbour with a shovel.
A 33-year-old passerby then became involved and was punched and kicked by the three men.
Witnesses told police the three men continued to kick the man in the head with bare feet after he lost consciousness.
Magistrate Jonathan Klestadt said it was a ferocious attack and there was nothing more cowardly then kicking a man while he was down.
Read more in Friday’s Portland Observer.