Monday, April 16, 2012

Joshua Hughes throttled, bound, gagged, beat 17 year old with baseball bat and shot him in the face from point-blank for fun...And he gets 15 months

A teenager was subjected to a sickening attack when he was throttled, bound and gagged, locked in a cupboard, beaten with a baseball bat and then shot at point blank range to the face with a BB gun.

Joshua Hughes, 18, one of two attackers, received 15 months youth detention after he was told by a crown court judge that he had done it 'for fun'.

The 17-year-old victim, who cannot be named, was left with round marks on his face where the plastic pellets had hit him and a teacher at his school thought they were cigarette burns.

Prosecutor Brett Williamson said that the victim was attacked at Hughes’ flat on a Sunday afternoon in October last year. Read More