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Update: Grantham father and son are found guilty of violent attack on Belton couple




Graham Drury, joint manager of Holbeach United FC
Graham Drury, joint manager of Holbeach United FC

A father and son have been convicted of a number of offences after carrying out a violent attack on a married couple at their home near Grantham.

Just before 1am on August 17 last year, Graham Drury, 43, who is joint manager of Holbeach United FC and former Harrowby United FC manager, visited a property in Belton with his 21-year-old son Jordan Drury.

The occupants were known to the pair and Jordan Drury had in place an existing restraining order that ordered him not to contact or visit the address of one of the individuals living at the house. Graham Drury, who drove to the property, was over the drink drive limit at the time.

In an unprovoked attack, the pair kicked and punched the door of the house, causing damage to it. Jordan then assaulted the couple – a 47-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man – at the address while trying to force his way in. Police were called and they fled in their car.

The couple were not seriously injured but were left extremely distressed, along with other members of their family.

Following a day-long trial at Grantham Magistrates’ Court, in which the pair pleaded not guilty, they were convicted on Thursday.

Jordan Drury, of Hever Close in Grantham, was convicted at Lincoln Crown Court due to the seriousness of his offences. He was found guilty of criminal damage, two counts of battery, and breach of restraining order. He was ordered to carry out 120 hours’ community service, ordered to pay compensation for the damage and to the victims of the assault, and was also given a Protection from Harassment Order (restraining order) to protect the victim, which runs for five years.

Graham Drury, also of Hever Close, was found guilty of driving a vehicle with excess alcohol, criminal damage and section 4 public order. He was disqualified from driving, fined £385, ordered to pay compensation, and also given a restraining order.

Dc Adam Battersby, who investigated the incident, said: “This was an incredibly upsetting experience for the victims who should have been protected by the restraining order already put in place in respect of Jordan Drury. By ignoring the terms of that order he not only physically hurt those involved but has also caused them to suffer emotionally. The behaviour of these two men that night was completely inappropriate and absolutely unprovoked.”



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