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Man jailed after "horrific" attack on father and son in Guildford

Man jailed after "horrific" attack on father and son in Guildford

Published by Carol Musgrave at 12:45pm 12th February 2019.

A man is behind bars after what police describe as a "frenzied attack" on a father and son in Guildford.

Keiran McQuade, of Vernon Way, Guildford, was sentenced to five years in prison at Guildford Crown Court on February 7, after he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm in the unprovoked assault on the pair on May 8 2017.


The 47-year-old and 72-year-old victims were woken at round 4.30am that day by a disturbance outside their house near the Sainsbury's in Worplesdon Road.

They went out to ask the suspects to leave, afraid they were going to break in to their home.

However, they were then attacked by the group and beaten repeatedly.

The 72-year-old now needs regular care after he was left with life-changing injuries.

His son is still suffering from the after-effects of the attack.

20 year old McQuade was sentenced to three years and two years for each offence, to be served consecutively.

Five others who were arrested as part of the investigation have been told they face no further action at this time.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Simon Tigg said:

"This was a horrific and unprovoked attack and McQuade is rightly behind bars where he belongs for this offence.

"The victims are still suffering from the consequences of the frenzied attack that day.

"This has been a lengthy and complex investigation but shows our determination to hunt down violent offenders, arrest them and put them before the courts."

The 47-year-old victim described the group as 'pack of wild animals' in his original statement to police.

He added:

"When I am thinking about what happened, which is quite often, it is not obvious to me why they did it or why they were acting like they were.

"I described the actions and comments in my earlier statement. There was one person in particular who seemed to direct what was going on and this was strange to me. These thoughts just come and go."

Surrey Police have compiled a list of things you should do in the highly unlikely event that you find yourself in a violent situation.

You can find the advice here.

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