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Two charged over 'horror' attack on Carl Robinson
9:33am Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
TWO teenagers have been charged in connection with a “savage attack” on a young man with learning difficulties.
Detectives brought formal allegations against Jack Swift, 18, and Bradley Knapper, 19, five months on from an assault that left Carl Robinson with multiple facial fractures.
Swift and Knapper are accused of inflicting grievous bodily harm on the 19-year-old, who was allegedly set upon in Beaufort Street, Peasley Cross as he was walking home from his mum’s 40th birthday party.
It is alleged a group battered Carl around the head with a house ‘For Sale’ sign after knocking him to the ground at about 2am on Sunday, April 6. The former pupil at Lansbury Bridge in Parr was left with fractures to his jaw, nose and eye socket, and a blood clot to his ear.
In the hours afterwards police arrested youths aged 17, 18, 18, and 19 on suspicion of assault but the four were bailed.
The Star understands it remains an active police investigation and there is the potential that charges could be brought against further suspects.
Earlier this year Carl’s mother Marie made numerous appeals for people with information to go to the police and released a graphic image of her son’s battered face.
Knapper, of Gloucester Street, St Helens, and Swift of Monmouth Grove, Parr, are due to appear before St Helens Magistrates’ Court on September 25.