Jail for Leeds brothers who launched brutal drunken attack in McDonald’s

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A pair of Leeds brothers who launched a brutal drunken attack on two door staff at McDonald’s in front of horrified customers have been jailed.

Philip Easton was caught on CCTV punching Phoenix Security worker Daniel Wood to the floor before kicking him in the head during the attack at McDonald’s in the St John’s Centre on Merrion Street.

His brother Ian Easton was captured on camera repeatedly punching Mr Wood’s colleague Gordon Black during the incident just after 11.30pm on May 25.


Both victims suffered extensive bruising while Mr Wood was concussed and suffered a broken nose and fractured hand while Mr Black was left with a black eye.

Leeds Crown Court heard the drunken brothers had gone into the burger bar to speak to someone they knew who worked their.

They started attacking security staff after they were asked to leave because they were being loud and aggresive.

Both brothers admitted two charges of assault causing actual bodily harm.

Mitigating for Ian Easton, Michael Walsh said: “When he was arrested he referred to the fact that his head flipped and he felt horrendous.”

Speaking for Philip Easton, Mr Walsh said: “He is mortified by his actions. Her is very fearful of what might happen today, He doesn’t want to find himself in prison. He has been a hard-working man all of his adult life.”

Philip Easton, 25, of Clyde Gardens, New Wortley, was jailed for 18 months.

Ian Easton, 27, of Bawn Avenue, Farnley, was jailed for 12 months.

Jailing the pair, Recorder Toby Wynn said: “All they did was ask you politely to leave because of the disturbance you were causing in your drunken state in the restaurant.

“You then decided to perpetrate upon them unprovoked, mindless and sustained violence.”

Recorder Wynn told Philip Easton: “To watch you on that video taking effectively a running kick at his head was sickening.”

Recorder Wynn added: “Both of you left these men looking like they had been in a high-speed motoring accident.”