22 years total for Glastonbury assault

Two men have received combined jail sentences totalling more than 20 years at Taunton Crown Court. The sentences were handed down on Wednesday (21 July).

Joseph Parkinson, 24 and Abdirahman Boos, 30 assaulted a teenager in Glastonbury in June last year. Parkinson was at the wheel of a red Honda Civic and Boos was his passenger. The Honda Civic had driven from Street to Glastonbury where it entered Pound Lane. As it did so, the two men saw a teenager and Boos jumped from the vehicle and threatened him with a knife. As the teenager tried to run away he was struck by the Honda Civic with Parkinson at the wheel.

The two men fled the scene leaving the teenager on the ground. The victim, who was 19 at the time, sustained a number of serious injuries. They required medical treatment in hospital. He is continuing to recover from them.

Boos and Parkinson were arrested the same evening in Dorset following a large police search.

Parkinson, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He received a 10-year sentence. Boos admit one count of possession a knife in a public place. He was also found guilty after trial last month of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. The 30-year-old, of no fixed address, was handed a 12-year sentence.

Speaking for Avon & Somerset Police DC David Sherwood said after the trial: “This was a callous attack by two men and we welcome the significant custodial sentence both of them have received….. “I would like to thank witnesses who came forward as their accounts. They were crucial in putting these two dangerous criminals behind bars.”

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