Caught on CCTV, the sadistic gang from Wisbech who battered a young plumber

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 August 2009 | UPDATED: 09:13 02 June 2010

Shocking CCTV footage showing a fight in Peterborough town centre. In this frame the main protagonist Arron Wright is seen wearing a santa hat and kicking a man on the ground.

See MASONS story MNBINGE: This sickening footage shows an unconscious man being kicked and punched in the head more than 30 times in two minutes by a gang of drunken thugs. In full glare of CCTV cameras the victim is beaten senseless with a succession of savage kicks and blows outside a nightclub in the centre of Peterborough, Cambs. The ringleader of the five-strong gang, Arron Wright(corr), 21, sporting a festive Santa hat, can clearly be seen continuing to beat the man around the head as he lay prone. Sadistic Wright, who had been drinking heavily, reigns more than 10 punches on the man's head and then kicks him a further 10 times until he lies lifeless on the road. A second man who tried to intervene is then chased down by the gang and beaten to the ground - where THREE men line up to take running penalty kicks at his head.

Shocking CCTV footage showing a fight in Peterborough town centre. In this frame the main protagonist Arron Wright is seen wearing a santa hat and kicking a man on the ground. See MASONS story MNBINGE: This sickening footage shows an unconscious man being kicked and punched in the head more than 30 times in two minutes by a gang of drunken thugs. In full glare of CCTV cameras the victim is beaten senseless with a succession of savage kicks and blows outside a nightclub in the centre of Peterborough, Cambs. The ringleader of the five-strong gang, Arron Wright(corr), 21, sporting a festive Santa hat, can clearly be seen continuing to beat the man around the head as he lay prone. Sadistic Wright, who had been drinking heavily, reigns more than 10 punches on the man's head and then kicks him a further 10 times until he lies lifeless on the road. A second man who tried to intervene is then chased down by the gang and beaten to the ground - where THREE men line up to take running penalty kicks at his head.

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SADISTIC Wisbech youths on a night out in Peterborough were caught on CCTV beating up and leaving unconscious a 19 year-old plumber. The unprovoked attack has led to three of those involved being jailed after a judge at Peterborough Crown Court described

Arron Wright who has been jailed for 15 months for a shocking drunken assault that was captured on CCTV cameras.

See MASONS story MNBINGE: This sickening footage shows an unconscious man being kicked and punched in the head more than 30 times in two minutes by a gang of drunken thugs. In full glare of CCTV cameras the victim is beaten senseless with a succession of savage kicks and blows outside a nightclub in the centre of Peterborough, Cambs. The ringleader of the five-strong gang, Arron Wright(corr), 21, sporting a festive Santa hat, can clearly be seen continuing to beat the man around the head as he lay prone. Sadistic Wright, who had been drinking heavily, reigns more than 10 punches on the man's head and then kicks him a further 10 times until he lies lifeless on the road. A second man who tried to intervene is then chased down by the gang and beaten to the ground - where THREE men line up to take running penalty kicks at his head.

SADISTIC Wisbech youths on a night out in Peterborough were caught on CCTV beating up and leaving unconscious a 19 year-old plumber.

The unprovoked attack has led to three of those involved being jailed after a judge at Peterborough Crown Court described their "mindless violence as completely unacceptable".

Judge Nicholas Coleman said that nobody who had seen the CCTV footage could fail to be shocked at what they saw.

Aaron Wright, 21, of Cherry Road, who boasts on a social networking site of being a boozer, a brawler and a "total psycho", was ringleader of the gang which beat the young man senseless outside the Liquid nightclub.

Wright was jailed for 10 months, whilst Daniel Melton, 23, from Blackpool was jailed for seven months and his brother, Anthony, 21, of Victoria Place, Wisbech, received a 12 months term. Anthony Melton was ordered to serve the sentence consecutively to a three month term as part of a suspended sentence handed out previously.

Others in the dock included Shaun Simpson, 19, of Clarkson Avenue, Wisbech, who was given a six month suspended prison sentence, ordered to pay £250 costs and undertake 280 hours of community service.

A fifth defendant, Aaron Reid, 20, also of Wisbech, who had not been drinking, was jailed for six months after the judge accepted he had played a lesser role in the affray.

The teenager who was assaulted described his assailants as being "like a pack of wolves."

He said: "I thought it would never stop." He was subject to at least 35 blows in the two minute horrific attack.

The young plumber was not called to give evidence after all five defendants pleaded guilty to affray.


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