Sheffield yobs jailed for 18 years for attack

Reuben Ingleton, 32, jailed for 10 years
Reuben Ingleton, 32, jailed for 10 years
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Two men who assaulted a motorist and then tried to cover their tracks by claiming he was a burglar have been jailed for a total of 18 years.

Joseph Doherty, aged 31, and Rueben Ingleton, 32, confronted Tony Sharman shortly after he pulled into Frith Close, Sheffield, to make a phone call.

Joseph Doherty ,31, jailed for eight years

Joseph Doherty ,31, jailed for eight years

The pair challenged the 49-year-old, accusing him of acting suspiciously before punching him in the face and snatching his keys.

When Mr Sharman attempted to run away, Doherty and Ingleton chased him a short distance before assaulting him further.

Tony raised the alarm after going to a nearby property for help and was taken to hospital.

The incident happened at about 11pm on 5 September 2012.

Tony Sharman, 49, died around seven weeks after he was assaulted by two men

Tony Sharman, 49, died around seven weeks after he was assaulted by two men

Tony, who had suffered from bad health, died on October 29 that year.

It has not been proven that he died as a direct result of his injuries sustained on September 5, 2012.

Doherty, of Lowedges Road, Sheffield, and Ingleton, of Fox Hill Crescent, Sheffield, were charged with grievous bodily harm but denied the offence.

They were both found guilty following a trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

Ingleton was jailed for 10 years and Doherty sentenced to eight years in prison.