Family sentenced over Page Hall stick attack where 100 people filled street

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Five members of the same family who attacked a man in a mass brawl involving dozens of people in Page Hall have been sentenced.

Brothers Peter, Martin, and Maraek Ziga pleaded guilty to affray after their 28-year-old victim was hit over the head with a wooden stick, kicked and punched in the attack on Lloyd Street in February.

Maraek’s wife Malvina Zigova and Martin’s wife Silvia Zigova were also charged with the same offence.

They have all been ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work, given a 12-month community order and told to pay prosecution costs after appearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

PC Lucy Marriott, who led the investigation, said: “The defendants have not expressed any remorse for what they did to the victim or the injuries they inflicted upon him.

“Local residents reported around a hundred people in the street at one point, which left them feeling frightened and vulnerable in their own homes.

“They had to witness a man being assaulted, which will have been understandably very distressing for them and I hope this sends a very clear message to others that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.”

The victim suffered scratches to his face and body and a deep cut to his head.

On the night of the attack police received several phone calls from concerned members of the public who reported seeing a large number of people armed with wooden sticks in the street at around 5pm.

When officers arrived a short time later, they were confronted by around 60 people in the street and quickly dispersed the crowd.

A further call was received by the police at 6.30pm to say that fighting in the street was underway.

Officers arrived to find people in the street again and the victim with a head injury.

Martin, 31, and his wife Silvia, 33, both of Idsworth Road, Fir Vale, Maraek, 25, and his wife Malvina, 26, both of Selby Road, Grimesthorpe, and Peter, 26, of Newman Road, Sheffield, all pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.