Brothers Jailed for Greenford Petrol Station Attack

Victim required facial reconstruction surgery after unprovoked assault

Thomas and Joseph Brown from Southall.
Thomas and Joseph Brown from Southall. Picture: Met Police


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Two brothers from Southall have been jailed following a violent unprovoked attack on two men at a petrol station in Greenford last year.

27-year-old Joseph Brown and 21-year-old Thomas Brown, both of Navigator Drive, arrived at the petrol station at around 11.15pm on Friday, 20 November 2020 in a light coloured car. From the outset they were being verbally aggressive.

They approached the night pay point, where the two victims were paying for some items. Joseph Brown briefly spoke to the cashier and as he walked away he was seen to reach into his pocket and take something out, believed to be a knuckleduster. He struck one man on the back of the head and was then joined by his brother and together they began to attack both victims. The Brown brothers fled the scene before the police arrived.

The two men attacked needed to be taken to hospital with one, in his forties, sustaining a fractured cheekbone, nose, eye socket and jaw which required him to have facial reconstruction surgery.

Following a media appeal in January 2021 a positive identification was made. Officers carried out arrest enquiries and both men were arrested on Wednesday, 3 February.

Detective Constable Eliza Nosarzewska, investigating officer from West Area CID, said, “This was a brutal attack which inflicted serious injury on the victims. One victim sustained a fractured cheekbone, nose, eye socket and jaw. This conviction shows we are committed to ensuring those responsible for violence on the streets on London are brought to justice for their actions.”

Both men were sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday, 28 September after pleading guilty the same day. Joseph, the older brother was to three years’ imprisonment with Thomas receiving five months.

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September 29, 2021

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