A gang of Polish men who launched a vile, racist attack on a family have been jailed for more than ten years.
Lukasz Chluba, 32, Tomasz Tchorzewski, 30, his brother Robert Tchorzewski, 28, and Ernest Bachowski, 27, were locked up for their attack against a Polish teenager and her English boyfriend.
The Tchorzewski brothers and Bachowski started a riot in west Hull over Polish teenager Olivia Johnson, saying she ‘deserved to be killed’ for dating Kieran Bush.
Bachowski, the Tchorzewskis and Chluba all pleaded guilty to violent disorder for their attack on Ms Johnson, Mr Bush and his father Mark Bush.
Kieran Bush and his girlfriend Olivia Johnson were victims of the racist attack, which the judge described as an ‘extremely violent, nasty, aggressive public order incident’
Robert Tchorzewski, left, and Tomasz Tchorzewski, far right, arrive at Hull Crown Court
Ernest Bachowski, left, and Lukasz Chluba, right smoking a cigarette outside Hull Crown Court as they arrive for their sentencing
Tomasz Tchorzewski arrives at Hull Crown Court for the trial. He was jailed for violent disorder after stabbing Mark Bush during the attack last year
Robert Tchorzewski was jailed for three years, nine months; Tomasz Tchorzewski for three years, three months; Chluba for 20 months; and Bachowski for 18 months.
The incident broke out at around 11pm on June 16 last year, and only ended when the Polish attackers were forced to flee after neighbours of the Bush family armed themselves with weapons to fight them off.
Hull Crown Court heard that Olivia Johnson, 17, had gone to translate and calm things down after they arrived at the house of Mr Bush.
Robert Tchorzewski went on to call her Ms Johnson a ‘prostitute’ who ‘deserved to be killed’, prosecutor Philip Standfast told the court.
A fight broke out where Ms Johnson was punched to the ground and stamped on by Robert, while her partner Kieran Bush was assaulted by Lukasz Chluba, 32, and the Tchorzewski brothers.
Ernest Bachowski, left, was jailed for 18 months while Tomasz Tchorzewski, right, was given three years and three months
Mark Bush was stabbed in the leg with a broken bottle by Tomasz Tchorzewski, who also smashed a bottle over the head of a man who tried to intervene.
During the sentencing yesterday, Judge Mark Bury described the attack as an ‘extremely violent, nasty, aggressive public order incident’.
He added: ‘This sort of behaviour is totally outrageous. It cannot be dealt with in any other way but an immediate sentence of imprisonment.’
The prosecution said Bachowski started the ruckus, swearing in Polish and hitting his clenched fist into the palm of the other hand in an aggressive manner ‘as though he wanted to fight Olivia’. Bachowski also shouted ‘F*** him up’ in English.
Lukasz Chluba, 32, left, was jailed for 20 months while Robert Tchorzewski, right, was sentenced to three years and nine months
Mark Bush went outside to see what the commotion was about and told the gang to leave.
Robert Tchorzewski held a bottle over his head while hurling abuse at Olivia, before punching her to the ground, causing a filling to fall out.
Kieran had gone inside to put on his shoes where he found Olivia on the floor, with Robert Tchorzewski holding onto his father’s car and using both feet to stamp on her head and back as she screamed for help.
Robert Tchorzewski threw ‘fifteen to twenty’ punches at Mark Bush’s head, where Kieran began punching back in self defence.
Chluba held onto Kieran’s arms to stop him defending himself. Tomasz Tchorzewski swung a bottle at Mark Bush and also stabbed him, who feared for his life due to the loss of blood pressure.
The judge said he agreed the men attacked Ms Johnson and the Bush family because of their ‘dissatisfaction with a young Polish girl taking up with an English boy’.
At the time of the attack, Kieran said the attack was the culmination of ongoing tensions.
He told Hull Live: ‘We’ve seen them a few times, they glare at us as they walk past the house and been very passive aggressive.
‘To say I’m angry we’ve been attacked in our own home doesn’t cover it, just because my girlfriend isn’t seeing a Polish man. When I think about what they did, it just makes so angry, and it scares me at the same time, they are neighbours. How often could this happen, is it going to happen again?’