TWO of three Portland co-offenders involved in a brutal attack sparked after having a kick of a football in a city street have been jailed.
Ron Knight, 24, of Francis Street, Tim Atwell, 22, of Pile Court, and Christian Cluney, 21, of Francis Street, pleaded guilty in the Portland Magistrates Court this week to the assault.
The three men were kicking a football in Coolibah Court between 3pm and 4pm on October 19 last year after the death of a friend, Troy Hocking. The football went over a nearby fence which led to an incident involving a neighbour with a shovel.
A second neighbour who intervened was knocked to the ground, kicked and stomped on.
The prosecution said the attack continued even after the victim lost consciousness.
Knight also pleaded guilty to a burglary and theft at the Thai Lemongrass restaurant committed last week as well as other drug and criminal damage offences. He was jailed for 13 months with an immediate five months to serve before being eligible for parole.
Atwell also pleaded guilty to burglary, theft, possessing cannabis, receiving stolen goods and dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime. He was jailed for 15 months with six months to serve immediately before being eligible for parole.
Cluney pleaded guilty to recklessly causing injury. He had a more limited criminal history and was convicted and fined $1500.
In other cases this week, Andrew Ryan, 25, of Coolibah Court, Portland, pleaded guilty to a range of offences including burglary, theft, and dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime.
He was jailed for 16 months, with six months to be served before being eligible for parole.
Ryan appealed against the severity of the sentence and was granted bail.