Eric Brophy given 21-year sentence for Southend attacks

Eric Brophy Eric Brophy admitted 13 offences, including robbery and wounding with intent

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A "dangerous" teenager has been sentenced to 21 years in custody after admitting a series of violent attacks.

Eric Brophy, 18, of St Mary's Road, Southend, admitted 13 offences, including robbery and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The attacks happened in Southend in June and July. Brophy was sentenced at Basildon Crown Court.

He was told he must serve at least 16 years, initially in a young offenders' institution.

Det Con Mike Buckingham, of Essex Police, said: "Brophy is a very dangerous individual who injured six victims in the space of a four-week period this summer.

"Two of his victims sustained life-threatening injuries.

"It shouldn't be forgotten that all four separate incidents were horrific in their own right and some of his victims are still struggling to come to terms with their traumatic ordeals.

"Our community is clearly a much safer place now that he is behind bars."

Connor Freeman, 18, of Southchurch Boulevard, Southend, and a 17-year-old, from Southend, were cleared by a jury of malicious wounding and attempted murder.

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