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Two teenagers who attacked a defenceless 78-year-old in Bromley, sentenced to two-and-a-half years

PUBLISHED: 13:49 09 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:23 09 April 2013

The 78-year-old man was left with severe bruising to the face.

The 78-year-old man was left with severe bruising to the face.

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Two teenagers who brutally attacked a 78-year-old man in Bromley after he tried to warn them their headlights were off, have been sentenced to two-and-a-half years each.

Christopher Graney, of Mayfair Close, Beckenham, and Samantha Fenton, of Homefield Road, Bromley, both 19, were found guilty of assault occasioning ABH at Croydon Crown Court on March 12 and were sentenced today.

The pair, who left the elderly man with severe bruising to the face, were sentenced to 30 months detention in a young offenders’ institute.

The victim had been waiting for a bus home in Widmore Road on October 15 after an evening out when he saw a car travelling at speed without any lights on.

He waved to attract the driver’s attention, but the car suddenly braked sharply and Graney and Fenton jumped out and pushed the victim to the floor before kicking and punching.

Graney and Fenton, who were later arrested at Fenton’s home address, continued to deny the offence throughout the trial, but were convicted by an 11-1 majority.

Graney was given a further six months for another assault he committed on August 27, 2011, when he attacked a 28-year-old man at the Total petrol station in Croydon Road, Beckenham.

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