Man jailed over machete attack of Gold Coast mother

Two brothers have faced court today, over the violent machete attack of a Gold Coast mother two years ago.

In July 2017, the pair were caught trying to get away from a Coombabah property after stealing copper wire.

Ingrid Brown and Michael Liddell were able to scare off the brothers in an initial confrontation, before they returned with the weapon a short time later.


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Ms Brown was slashed across the face, leaving a deep gash that required more than 20 stitches.

Mr Liddell also sustained a deep cut to his arm.

Today Clint Darryn Hall, 39, pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including two counts of grievous bodily harm and one count each of common assault and entering a premise to commit an indictable offence.

The court heard that Hall was on parole at the time of attack for other drug related offences.

He was sentenced to six years in jail.

While Thomas Peter Ealam, 20, pleaded guilty to common assault and going armed to cause fear.

He’s been sentenced to 15 months probation.

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