Jail for Wisbech golf club attackers

Jail for Wisbech golf club attackers

Published by KLFM
2:42pm 4th February 2020.

Two men have been sentenced to a combined total of more than 14 years in prison after an unprovoked attack with a golf club in Wisbech.

The three victims were on the way home from a pub when they were confronted by 26-year-old Vytaras Petraitis and 31-year-old Arnius Tiska in Orange Grove.

Wielding a golf club, the pair attacked them, leaving one of the victim's fingers broken and permanently damaged.

After stealing a phone and wallet, the offenders made off - before police spotted them in a car with no headlights on and stopped them about a mile away in Elm Road.

The victim's possessions were found and police questioned the identification of the men - right as reports came across their radio of a nearby robbery, with the victim's name matching that on the ID cards.

Petraitis, of Ellerby Drive, Wisbech, initially pleaded not guilty but then changed to guilty for robbery, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, failing to surrender and breach of a suspended sentence at Cambridge Crown Court yesterday (3 February).

He was sentenced to six years and eight months in prison.

Tiska, of Princes Road, Wisbech, pleaded guilty to robbery, two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on June 12 last year to seven years and six months in prison.

DC Jon Edwards said:

“This was a vicious attack which has left one of the victim’s with permanent damage to his hand, severely impacting his life.

“There is absolutely no excuse for this kind of violence or carrying an offensive weapon in public.

“Tackling serious street based violence is a force priority and we will continue to do all we can to bring offenders to justice."