May 16, 2022, 15:04

    Violent thugs held gun to dad’s head before taking dog’s eye out in terrifying burglary

    Violent thugs held gun to dad’s head before taking dog’s eye out in terrifying burglary

    Three men have been locked up for nearly three decades after a terrifying armed robbery against a young family where a gun was held to the dad's head and their dog attacked so badly it lost an eye.

    Jack Golding, his fiancée Annmarie Behan and their young son Arlo were at their Altrincham home near Manchester when the three thugs smashed their way in wearing balaclavas.

    The dad-of-one previously said one of the men had been carrying a machete, another a ratchet and the third a firearm.

    Shocking CCTV footage shows the thugs, Nathaniel Leckie, 36, Tyler Tucker, 20, and Jordell Keegan, 19, breaking through a window at the flat on Lloyds Gardens at around 12.30am on August 25 last year.

    Cilla the family dog lost an eye thanks to injuries received in the attack
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    After arming himself with a baseball bat, Jack managed to strike one of the intruders before fleeing to his fiancée and son, reports the MEN.

    At that point he said one of the burglars held a 'gun to his head' and demanded cash and jewellery from him. The trio then attacked the family dog, Cilla, leaving her so badly injured she lost her eye.

    Jordell Keegan, 19, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to seven years and four months in youth detention
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    CCTV footage shows the three burglars breaking into the flat
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    The three men were charged with aggravated burglary a month after the incident in September 2021 and were sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court on Monday (10 May).

    Nathaniel Leckie, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to eleven years imprisonment after being convicted by a jury of aggravated burglary.

    Tyler Tucker, also of no fixed abode, was sentenced to eight years and three months in a youth detention centre, and Jordell Keegan, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to seven years and four months in youth detention.

    Nathaniel Leckie, 36, was the oldest of the robbers
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    Both men pleaded guilty to the same charge.

    Following the horrifying burglary, Jack and Annmarie were left homeless and say they are still living between friends and family members nearly a year on.

    The couple say they are still deeply upset over what happened, and say Cilla has been left traumatised.

    Reacting to the sentencing, Jack said: "We are pleased with the sentences of Tyler and Nathaniel but we are not happy with the sentence of Jordell. He put us all in great danger.

    Tyler Tucker, 20, was locked up for his part in the shocking raid
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    "We are still homeless and we are having to live with friends and family. Cilla is depressed. We are all still very upset about everything.

    "Nobody is helping us and we have just been left now. We feel a bit better now that they have been sent to prison and we thought the sentencing would give us closure but it hasn't really. It just feels like we have been violated all over again."

    The family have said they've been left homeless for almost a year following the raid
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    In heartbreaking images shared at the time, Cilla was left with large cuts to her eye and nose and has since lost her left eye. Speaking previously, he said: "Cilla, my dog, she’s never been aggressive, just a standard pet, always been a family pet.

    "Even when she was cut she came back into the bedroom and sat with the baby to protect him. I don’t know how she survived."

    All three men will serve half of their sentence in custody before being released on licence.

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