Search

Football star's brother jailed for serious assault

PUBLISHED: 16:27 09 January 2008 | UPDATED: 11:27 01 July 2010

A THUG who left a man partially blind after a brutal and terrifying assault was sentenced to six years in jail on Monday after being extradited from Australia. Sean Cahill, brother of Everton FC and Australian international footballer Tim Cahill, was

A THUG who left a man partially blind after a 'brutal and terrifying' assault was sentenced to six years in jail on Monday after being extradited from Australia.

Sean Cahill, brother of Everton FC and Australian international footballer Tim Cahill, was convicted of grievous bodily harm at Croydon Crown Court for attacking Chris Stapely, from Orpington, on July 11, 2004.

Cahill, 29, of Ravensbourne Road, Bromley, repeatedly kicked victim Mr Stapely in the head near a taxi office in East Street leaving him semi-conscious with fractured teeth and a severed retina in his right eye.

Mr Stapely now faces a life of impaired vision and can no longer carry on his career as a quantity surveyor.

Coward Cahill repeatedly denied attacking Mr Stapely and even absconded to his home country Australia before he was arrested in Sydney in March last year.

Detective Constable Will Hope from Bromley Police said: "Mr Stapely has waited over three and a half years to see justice for what was a brutal and terrifying assault.

"Cahill denied his involvement, even in the face of compelling forensic evidence. His sentence today is a vindication of all the efforts taken to bring him to court to stand trial".

0 comments

Latest news

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Ravens beaten by Peterborough United in FA Cup last weekend despite brave effort

Friday, November 16, 2018

Now back from recording the second series of All Together Now, Brit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Parents sporting ‘Say Yes To Bullers’ T-shirts packed into Bromley Civic Centre for the closing of a planning inquiry into a proposed school.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

There are three weeks left to donate to this year’s Christmas Charity Appeal and help to give families in need some happy memories around the festive period.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of 22-year-old Ayodeji Habeeb Azeez in Anerley have charged a 23-year-old man with murder.

Most read

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bromley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Bromley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24