Lincoln men jailed after hitting dad over head with karaoke machine

Two men who attacked a Lincoln father in his own home have been each jailed for 20 months.

Lee Wilson suffered a gaping wound to his head after Kyle Jenkins and Joseph Townhill forced their way in to his home on Ripon Street.

Lincoln Crown Court heard on February 4 that both men kicked and punched Wilson who was also hit with a games console and a karaoke machine.

The court was told Jenkins went to the property at 1.30am on June 28, 2015, after receiving a message that Wilson had allegedly assaulted his sister.

Gurdial Singh, prosecuting, said Wilson retreated to his lounge after opening the door to Jenkins.

Singh told the court: “He was pushed in to an armchair and set about by both.

“He describes being kicked and punched to the back, face and anywhere they could get to.”

Wilson heard Jenkins swear and shout “you hit my sister.”

Singh added: “Jenkins used a play station console to hit his head and back.

“Townhill picked up a karaoke machine with both hands and thrust it towards the right side of his forehead.”

Wilson eventually managed to escape and locked himself in his hall but the disturbance woke his partner, their two children and one of their friends who was staying over.

He attended Lincoln County Hospital with a 7cm gaping wound from the karaoke machine.

Jenkins, 24, of Broughton Gardens, Lincoln, and Townhill, 23, of Renfrew Road, Lincoln, both admitted a charge of burglary on 28 June.

The court heard both men were of previous good character.

David Eager, mitigating for Jenkins, said he could start a new job on Monday and pay compensation to his victim.

Giles Beddloe, mitigating for Townhill, told the court he was also a hard working family man.

Passing sentence, Judge Simon Hirst said he accepted but men were unlikely to reoffend but he told them they had “acted as a team.”

Judge Hirst added: “The children in the house woke up. The children asleep were disturbed by two men forcing their way in to the house and assaulting somebody within it.”