Two men who attacked the victim of a burglary with golf clubs and a hammer have been jailed for more than 10 years.
John Jones, 23, and John Cumming, 25, carried out a violent attack, leaving their victim with a nasty gash which needed to be stapled by doctors.
And the victim’s girlfriend was also injured after being struck with a golf club.
Jones, of Jeffrey Square, Blackpool, was given a total of six years in prison, while Cumming, of no fixed address, was given a four and a half year jail term.
Julie Bascombe, chairman of Revoe Area Forum, welcomed the sentencing, saying it was a relief to know these criminals were off the streets.
She said: “I think as the general public we need to be more aware of exactly what’s happened to people.
“People need to hear about the results of their actions.
“There’s the saying ‘if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. Get them off the streets because they’re obviously doing them.”
Preston Crown Court heard Jones went to the victim’s home on Woolman Road, Blackpool, and committed a burglary, taking electrical items.
When the victim tried to get Jones to leave the property there was a physical altercation and Jones said he would be back.
Later while the victim was at home with his family a brick was thrown through a window, showering the room with glass.
When the victim went to the door Jones and Cumming were there with weapons, Jones brandishing a golf club and a hammer and Cumming a golf club, which were used in the attack.
Both defendants were sentenced for wounding with intent, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, criminal damage, plus weapons offences.
Jones was also dealt with for burglary and possessing cannabis. In mitigation, the court was told that Jones faced his longest sentence.
Since April of this year he had been making significant progress in dealing with a drug addiction.
Cumming was said to have shown a positive attitude.
He was described as having got involved in his co-defendant’s argument.
Judge Jonathan Gibson said it appeared that some kind of debt appeared to be the background to the burglary.