A KEIGHLEY man has been locked up for two-and-a-half years for attacking two people with a piece of wood in a town centre pub.

Prosecutor Kristina Goodwin told Bradford Crown Court that Lewis Parkinson and his late brother Dale were caught on CCTV attacking two men in the Midland Hotel, Ilkley, on January 22, 2022.

One victim was seen being hit over the head several times by Parkinson with the wooden arm of a chair, which left him covered in blood.

He later recalled being taken by ambulance to Airedale Hospital having suffered a wound to his scalp, which was glued, and a 6cm jagged wound to the bridge of his nose, which required stitches.

The second victim, who intervened, was seen being punched by Dale Parkinson and then hit by Lewis Parkinson using the chair arm. He suffered a 7cm wound to the left side of his head, which was stapled.

More than 18 months later, at 2am on September 11, 2023, Parkinson stole a Mercedes GLA from an address in Ilkley. It was later recovered bearing false plates on which his fingerprints were found.

The car was also featured on videos uploaded to a TikTok account linked to Parkinson’s mobile phone.

Just after 3am on November 1, 2023, Parkinson burgled a house in Ilkley and stole keys, a laptop, a Tommy Hilfiger backpack, and a Louis Vuitton wallet containing bank cards which he used 25 minutes later at a nearby petrol station. The transactions were caught on CCTV and Parkinson was identified.

After initially denying burglary, fraud and handling stolen goods, Parkinson later pleaded guilty. He had previously pleaded guilty to the section 20 wounding offences.

The court heard that Parkinson, 22, of Cedar Street, Keighley, who appeared via video link from HMP Leeds, had several previous convictions including for violence, dishonesty, and public order offences.

Mitigating for Parkinson, Emma Handley said his life had “spiralled” after dealing with upsetting events such as the death from cancer of his eldest brother in 2020, and the suicide of Dale Parkinson in February 2023.

She said those deaths had had a lasting effect on him and impacted his mental stability, which meant he had been susceptible to influence from “negative peers” and coercion by an organised crime group.

She added: “He is very much susceptible to the pressures of other people.

“Those people, particularly one individual, has threatened him and his family with violence and has made threats as serious as to dig up his brothers’ graves. That person continues to cause issues for his family within the community.”

Taking note of the combined offences Mr Recorder Anthony Hawks said: “It goes without saying that that sort of offending has got to result in an immediate sentence of imprisonment.”

He sentenced Parkinson to a total of two-and-a-half years in jail and said he would serve half before being released on licence.