House rammed by lorry

House rammed by lorry – Three men have been jailed after a stolen lorry was repeatedly rammed into a house while children were sleeping “as part of an ongoing feud”.

The home on Broadfield Road, Stoke-on-Trent, suffered “significant damage” in November 2015.

The house was “specifically targeted” as part of an ongoing feud between families from the travelling community, police said.

Six vehicles parked in the road, in the Goldenhill area, were also damaged.

Police said at the time of the attack, the lorry was in convoy with at least two other vehicles.

Six people have been sentenced for their involvement in the matter.

The sentences:

  • Patrick Maughan, 37, of Leonard Street, St Helens, Merseyside. Admitted conspiracy to commit criminal damage, being reckless to the endangerment of life. Jailed for three years and two months and given five-year restraining order.
  • Thomas Maughan, 31, of Leonard Street, St Helens, Merseyside. Admitted conspiracy to commit criminal damage, being reckless to the endangerment of life. Jailed for three years and two months and given five-year restraining order.
  • Eileen Price, 49, of Kidsgrove Road, Stoke-on-Trent. Admitted conspiracy to commit criminal damage, being reckless to the endangerment of life. Sentenced to two years imprisonment, suspended for two years, given a five-year restraining order and curfew for six months.
  • Frederick Price, 52, Kidsgrove Road, Stoke-on-Trent. Admitted conspiracy to commit criminal damage, being reckless to the endangerment of life. Jailed for three years and two months.
  • Ian Lloyd, 31, from Long Lane, Middlewich, Cheshire. Admitted conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. Sentenced to 16 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.
  • Nathan Ward, 28, Cledford Lane, Middlewich. Admitted conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. Sentenced to a 12-month community order.
Patrick Maughan, Frederick Price and Thomas Maughan intended to intimidate a family.

An investigation found the stolen skip loader was abandoned within a few minutes in Cotton Road.

Det Sgt Adrian Webb, who led the investigation, said: "This attack was extensively and carefully planned to intimidate a local family.

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