Jail term quashed on resort offender

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Two men who entered a man’s home in the dead of night, with a third one attacking the occupant, have had their jail terms lifted.

Scott Hart and Christian Rivas-Shorrock had gone along with Philip Rochester to a home on Grafton Street, Blackpool.

Rochester then assaulted a man living there, who he wrongly believed had carried out a sex assault, but the other two did not use any violence.

Judge Andrew Woolman who dealt with the case earlier in the week at Preston Crown Court has reviewed his sentences on Hart and Rivas-Shorrock.

Hart, 27, of Gorton Street, Blackpool, and Rivas-Shorrock, 22, of Ascot Road, Blackpool, had their 15-month terms substituted with 12 month’s prison, suspended for two years, with 150 hours of unpaid work and a curfew.

All three defendants had admitted a charge of conspiracy to commit assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Rochester, 29, of Greenhill Place, Blackpool, was jailed for 27 months.