"Then at the [house's] fence, seven [masked] people appeared carrying bats
and there were as many others nearby.
Mr Holroyde said Ahmed Mohamoud Ahmed described recognising two of the defendants getting out of the car and carrying bats
, which made him flee inside the house.
Mr Hogan said he thought he would be beaten to death when the gang, carrying bats
and golf clubs, descended on his pounds 500,000 home, an isolated former hunting lodge in the quiet village of Ringley, near Bolton.
Staff at the takeaway, who know the boy well, said he was set upon by a gang of people, who they believed to be adults, two of whom were carrying bats
The four Greek Cypriots yesterday got out of their cars and entered the butcher shop carrying bats
. Inside, they allegedly attacked three men in the shop, including the owners.