A HUDDERSFIELD man has been found guilty of a vicious attack outside a nightclub.
Kulvinder Rayt, 25, of Paddock, was yesterday convicted of two charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and a charge of affray.
But a jury is still deliberating on a third similar charge, after a brawl near a Leeds city centre nightclub.
The jury at Leeds Crown Court cleared Rayt’s brother, Govinder Rayt, 21, also of Paddock, of three charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and one of wounding. But he was convicted of affray.
A third defendant, Hardeep Singh, 24, has also been charged with three counts of grievous bodily harm with intent. The jury have still to return their verdicts on him.
The first verdicts were given yesterday afternoon, after the jury had been deliberating for more than eight hours.
The court had been told how a man was left with serious brain injuries and another with a broken jaw after the attack close to the Gatecrasher club, where the men had been on Saturday October 4 last year.
During the trial, Leeds Crown Court has been told how the heads of Varinder Jassi and Gurmick Gosal were kicked and stamped on; a bottle was smashed over the head of Balraj Dhillon and threats to kill another friend, Suresh Chumber, were made.
Mr Michael Smith, prosecuting, had told the jury that the fight broke out after a row between the Rayt brothers and Priya Mehmi, Govinder's ex-girlfriend, after they left the club on New Briggate.
Mr Jassi, who was a friend of Miss Mehmi, stepped in to help her and the defendants walked away. But they then returned to attack the four men, who all live in Pudsey, near Leeds.
Mr Jassi was taken to hospital with a broken jaw while Mr Gossal spent several days in hospital as doctors feared his head and brain injuries were life-threatening.
The prosecution alleged that blood from the injured men was found on clothing belonging to the Rayt brothers.