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Norfolk family petrol bombed caravan and attacked sisters with brooms

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27.08.2021

Two sisters were badly injured when a feud between two families erupted into violence and petrol bombing on a caravan site.

Men armed with brooms attacked residents of the site as petrol-filled bottles were thrown at homes in Minsterworth, near Gloucester.

Great Yarmouth man Felix Rooney, of Gapton Hall Road, knocked a woman to the ground with a broom, before swinging it at her and her sister during the incident.

John Rooney. - Credit: Gloucestershire Police

The 34-year-old appeared alongside brother John Rooney, 23, who has since also moved to Norfolk, and sister Barbara Rooney, 30, previously of Gapton Hall Road but now living in The Ride, Plymouth, with the trio admitting public disorder during an appearance at Gloucester Crown Court on Thursday, August 26.

A fourth member of the family, Kathleen Rooney, is also facing charges arising from the incident, which took place on February 20, 2018, but her whereabouts are unknown.

The trio had initially faced a more serious charge of affray, using or threatening unlawful........

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