Two brothers aged 10 and 11 who subjected a pair of boys to a long ordeal of torture, beating and sexual assault told police they had only stopped hitting their victims because their “arms were aching”, a court heard today. Although the boys eventually admitted much of what they had done in the brutal attack, which happened on waste ground near Edlington, south Yorkshire, they showed no apparent remorse, Sheffield crown was told. The older brother could give no other reason for the attack than to say there was “nowt to do”. The assault, on a Saturday morning last April, happened without warning or apparent motive and lasted for more than an hour. The older of the two victims, then aged 11, was left near death with severe head injuries. He was only saved after the younger victim, his nephew aged nine, raised the alarm. The victims were led away from a playground and robbed, punched and kicked, hit with bricks and sticks, burned, choked, cut with glass and made to perform sexual acts, the court was told. Today’s evidence was the first time the attackers’ version of events had been heard. Neither can be named for legal reasons. Nicholas… Read full this story
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