Three men have been jailed for a total of 24 years for their parts in a serious assault that took place in Stonnall in December last year.

Tyrone Ford, 24, of Mill Gardens, Smethwick; Liam Ford, 27, of Old Hawne Lane, Halesowen and Aaron Brown-Williams, 31, of Houghton Rd, Grantham, Lincs had pleaded guilty to Section 18 wounding with intent and burglary at a hearing on 7 July at Stafford Crown Court.

Photo: Tyrone Ford
Tyrone Ford

They were sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on Friday (23 Oct).

Tyrone Ford was jailed for 12 years; Liam Ford for three years and Aaron Brown-Williams for nine years.

At around 8.30pm on 21 December 2014, the three broke into the flat of their victim, Dale Chilton, beat him and stabbed him in his torso before stealing some of his property and his car. Mr Chilton was treated in hospital for a fractured skull and a puncture wound to his chest. The attack had come as a result of a dispute over repayment of a debt.

Liam Ford
Liam Ford

Tyrone Ford was arrested later that evening in the West Midlands area. Liam Ford was arrested at his home address on 12 January 2015 and Aaron Williams avoided detention until 21 March when he was arrested in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Aaron Brown-Williams
Aaron Brown-Williams

Staffordshire Police’s DI Lesley Fowler said: “The attack on Dale Chilton was vicious and had the potential to cause severe injuries to the victim. Tracing the three offenders involved a lot of time, effort and investigative skill. It also required a considerable amount of co-operation from other forces, for which we are grateful.

“These sentences show that we will not tolerate people who try to use violence to settle disputes and they will be brought before the courts, no matter how hard they try to avoid capture.”