Trio to be sentenced for attack which left South Yorkshire student for dead

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Two men and a woman will be sentenced today for their part in an attack on a South Yorkshire student who was robbed, beaten and left for dead in a stream.

Daniel Whiteley, aged 19, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was frogmarched to a park in Manchester where he was forced to hand over his bank card and pin number after he was accosted on a night out in Manchester, where he was studying at university.

He was kicked and stamped on and then thrown unconscious into a culvert as his assailants left and withdrew cash from his account.

Michael Brownlie, aged 26, and Nicholas Lindsay, 22, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and robbery last month.

Lindsay’s girlfriend, Katie Mongan, 18, also admitted robbery and causing grievous bodily harm with intent robbery.

Daniel was in the first year of an English degree at the University of Manchester when he was followed by the trio through in Fallowfield as he made his way home after a night out in the city centre.

He was not found for several hours until a passing cyclist heard a groan from the stream and found him in the water.

He had suffered extensive bleeding to the brain and a collapsed lung and underwent life-saving emergency surgery.

Brownlie, of Erneley Close, Longsight; Lindsay, of Aked Close, Longsight; and Mongan, of Mount Road, Longsight, have been in custody waiting for their sentencing hearing.