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Former Daniels manager Graham Drury and son sentenced after attack on couple




Graham Drury
Graham Drury

Former Stamford AFC manager Graham Drury and his son have been convicted of a number of offences after carrying out a violent attack on a married couple.

Grantham Magistrates’ Court heard Drury, 43, and his son Jordan Drury, 21, visited a house in Belton, near Grantham, just before 1am on August 17 last year.

In an unprovoked attack, the men 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, who were known to the Drurys – while trying to force his way in.

Jordan was under a restraining order that forbid him from contacting or visiting 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.

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 on Thursday, in which the pair pleaded not guilty, they were found guilty of several offences.

Jordan Drury, of Hever Close in Grantham, was convicted 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 four public order. He was disqualified from driving, fined £385, also 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.”

Graham Drury enjoyed a successful spell as manager at the Daniels from 2005 to 2008. He returned as manager in May 2012 but left in November of that year to join Boston United. He is currently the joint manager at Holbeach United Football Club.



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