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Slough young thugs unprovoked attack on pedestrians

Jamie Molloy & George Grimes get 4.1/2 years jail

Photographs: Thames Valley Police. Report: Paul Janik
2 thugs attacked a man and woman
Woman has facial scars
Both thugs jailed for 4.1/2 years

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On Sunday 4 December 2016, Jamie Molloy, 20, of Cromwell Drive, Baylis, Slough and George Grimes, 19, of Goodwin Road, Britwell, Slough savagely attacked two innocent people.

The unprovoked attack happened in Queens Street, Maidenhead at 03:30 hours.

Their victims were a man, 19, who was kicked and punched to the ground, and a woman, 23, who was pushed over and punched twice in the face as she lay on the ground.

The man had bruising and a fractured cheekbone. The woman had two cuts on her face which had to be glued and have scarred.

A passer-by helped the victims and later became a prosecution witness.

Police arrested both attackers on Wednesday 7 December and charged them on 8 December.

A 6 days trial started at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday 18 July.

Both attackers pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of causing grievous bodily harm pursuant to Section 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 but both were found guilty of the more serious offence of intentionally causing grievous bodily harm pursuant to Section 18.

A third defendant, Connor Miles, 19, of Edinburgh Road, Maidenhead was found not guilty of any offence.

Left: George Grimes. Right: Jamie Molloy

On Tuesday 8 August, at Reading Crown Court, both thugs were sentenced to 4.1/2 years jail.

Detective Constable Sara Harrison of Maidenhead CID said:

This was an unprovoked attack on two members of the public, who have been left traumatised by the incident.

I would like to thank the witnesses and local companies who helped with our enquiries and provided us with vital information, which greatly assisted with the investigation.

Both men have now been convicted and, as a result, will serve lengthy sentences which I hope will help to gain a sense of closure for the victims of this nasty attack.