Thugs' sentencing delay

Two men involved in a savage bashing involving an iron bar at an East Albury unit over an alleged debt have had their sentencing delayed.

Christopher John Weeks and Bradley Smith, who both remain in custody, were to have learned their fate in the District Court in Albury this week.

But their matters have now been put off to a later sitting of the court.

Smith was facing sentence on charges of special aggravated break and enter and commit a serious indictable offence of wounding, as well as receiving property stolen outside NSW.

Weeks pleaded guilty to seven charges, including specially aggravated break and enter and commit a serious indictable offence to wit serious injury, face blackened or disguised to commit a serious indictable offence and drive conveyance without consent.

Weeks bashed the victim with the iron bar as Smith recorded the attack on a mobile phone, the attack leaving the man with a hole in the back of his head.

The attack on July 3 about 12.45pm also left the man with a puncture wound to his face after the iron bar broke through his cheek into his mouth.

Albury Local Court previously heard how the victim was inside his Schubach Street unit with a friend, just as Weeks and Smith were out for a drive in a car stolen during a break and enter in Wantigong Street on June 28.

The pair knocked on the victim’s front door to demand the payment, but he refused and so Weeks went around the back, kicked another the door to get inside and then hit the victim “a number of times” with the iron bar.

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