December 11 2013 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Friday, October 18, 2013
Two men from Havering who attacked a family and a friend returning from a day out in London are due to be sentenced next month.
The family had been spending the day in London celebrating their dad’s birthday, along with a family friend, on August, 18, 2012, when they boarded a train back to Shenfield at Liverpool Street.
The dad, 65, had his arm in a sling at the time when the men attacked him, the mum, 64, and sons, 31 and 38, all from Goodmayes, as the train was approaching Manor Park station.
The parents and a friend had their glasses broken and one of the son’s hands was hit, causing broken bones in his right hand.
British Transport Police said the family was taken to hospital to be treated for shock, cuts and severe bruising.
Christopher Paul Calmeyer, 29, of Drummond Road, Romford, and Jay Dillon Bush, 31, of Wallenger Avenue, Gidea Park, are due to be sentenced on Monday, 4 November at Inner London Crown Court.
Calmeyer previously pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm and affray, whilst Bush pleaded guilty to affray.
A man, 28, from Romford, who was charged with a number of offences, was found not guilty and all charges were dropped.
A 41-year-old man has been stabbed at an address in Harold Hill.