Prison warning over Tenby holiday park violence
8:00am Saturday 9th February 2013 in County News
Two drunken men who went to the Kiln Park caravan park "to cause trouble by creating a disturbance" have been warned they face jail sentences.
Daniel Storer, aged 20, of Heathfield, Park Road, Tenby, and Jacob Webster, also 20, of Gray Avenue, Manorbier, had denied assault causing actual bodily harm but were convicted by a jury after a trial at Swansea crown court.
They will be sentenced next month after a probation officer has prepared reports into their backgrounds.
They will be sentenced alongside Joseph Farrell, 29, of Bally Bay, Church Park, Tenby, who had already admitted the offence.
Patrick Griffiths, prosecuting, said the three men had been out drinking on August 14, 2011, and in the early hours of the following morning walked to Kiln Park.
"They had no good reason to go there. The object was to cause trouble, to have some fun, to annoy holidaymakers," he added.
He said Storer began to bang on the side of a caravan where Christian Lee Collins, his wife and children were sleeping, and began shouting threats against the occupiers, even though they were perfect strangers.
Mr Collins' wife telephoned the police while her husband went out to confront them.
He was then set upon by Storer but managed to defend himself and get him to the ground. But Webster and Farrell joined in and he had to release Storer, who rejoined the attack.
Mr Griffiths said Mr Collins was repeatedly kicked while he was on the floor and his head was stamped on.
The three youths ran off, leaving him with head and neck injuries and a broken tooth.
After their arrests the following day Webster tried to make out that Mr Collins had been the aggressor and that he had kicked out to rescue Storer.
Storer admitted having been drunk but added that all he could remember was Mr Collins putting him in a headlock.
Mr Griffiths described them as "ridiculous, lying accounts" of what had happened.
After the verdicts the judge, Mr Recorder Gregory Treverton-Jones, warned Storer and Webster that immediate prison sentences would be considered at the next hearing.
They were granted bail meanwhile.