Six sentenced after violent disorder in Raunds
Four men, a woman and a teenage boy have been sentenced after an incident of violent disorder in Northamptonshire.
Police were called to a group of young people involved in a fight near the McDonald's restaurant on the A45 on the outskirts of Raunds on 4 June 2011.
The incident left one 20-year-old man with life-changing head injuries from which he will never entirely recover.
The six people appeared before Northampton Crown Court on Tuesday.
Cameron Clarke, 21, of Abbey Road Northampton, was given a three year and four month sentence after admitting violent disorder and grievous bodily harm.'Potential dangers'
Shane Tye, 19, of Welland Close, Raunds, was given a one year and nine month sentence after admitting violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.
Jordan Cotter, 20, of The Drive, Wellingborough, was given a one year sentence after admitting violent disorder, suspended for two years.
Bethany Caffel, 19, of Taylor Close, Wellingborough, was given an eight month sentence - after admitting affray and incitement to commit violent disorder - suspended for two years, with unpaid work of 120 hours.
Issak Willmott-Gray, 19, of Grove Street, Raunds, was given an eight month suspended sentence after admitting affray.
A 16-year-old boy from Wellingborough was given a one year rehabilitation order with supervision after admitting violent disorder and affray.
Det Insp Ali Reynolds, who led the investigation, said: "This case shows the potential dangers involved for anyone arranging to have a fight and taking weapons to that fight.
"People get hurt and in this case one person was nearly killed. I strongly advise anyone else considering planned violence to think seriously about the potential consequences of their actions."