‘Brick attack on dad in front of family’
Oct 15 2008 by David Himelfield, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
BROTHERS battered a father in his front garden in front of his wife and daughter, a court heard yesterday.
Brian Monkhouse, of Teddington Avenue, Dalton, was punched, hit in the face with a brick, and struck in the back with a stepladder Bradford Crown Court was told.
Danny Boothroyd Sr, 42, of Long Lane, Dalton, and his sons Danny Boothroyd Jr, 20, of Cow Heys, Dalton, and Marc Boothroyd, 18, of Equilibrium, Lindley, all deny causing grievous bodily harm. Danny Boothroyd Jr denies having an offensive weapon.
In a taped police interview shown in court Mr Monkhouse’s 17-year-old daughter Lucy said she had seen Danny Boothroyd Jr punch her dad before Marc Boothroyd struck him in the cheek with a half brick.
The incident on May 13 last year is alleged to have stemmed from an altercation between Mr Monkhouse’s son and Danny Boothroyd Sr the night before.