Jail after axes, knives and bats’ gang fight

A VIOLENT thug who joined a vicious Tamil gang fight involving axes, knives, bats and poles has been jailed for two years Postman Pratheepan Paramal-ingam, 31, swung a beer bottle as members of the DMX Gang fought rivals in the Harrow Gang in a battle i

A VIOLENT thug who joined a vicious Tamil gang fight involving axes, knives, bats and poles has been jailed for two years

Postman Pratheepan Paramal-ingam, 31, swung a beer bottle as members of the DMX Gang fought rivals in the Harrow Gang in a battle in which his brother was seriously injured.

Violence erupted in Wembley, on August 7 last year, a jury at the Old Bailey heard

In the clash, Paramalingam's brother Vakeesan, 27, was repeatedly beaten over the head with a cricket bat and left with multiple head fractures.

The brothers, said to be involved in the Harrow Gang, were due to have dinner in the Palm Beach Sri Lankan restaurant in Ealing Road, when they were spotted by DMX members who warned: 'Don't f*** with us.'

Paramalingam was convicted of violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.

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Jailing him on Friday, Judge Peter Thornton, QC, said: "The reason for the fight is not entirely clear, it may have been territorial, it may have been rival gangs, it may have been about some other court case.

"What matters is there was a vicious street fight in public between two groups in which a number of people were injured."

In April DMX member Arulmurugan Sepamalai, 22, was jailed for seven years for causing grievous bodily harm with intent, violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Iynkaran Tharmalingam, 24, was jailed for three years for violent disorder and possession of an offensive weapon.

Harrow member Mathusoothan Satchithananthan, 28, was jailed for two and half years for possessing an a knife.

Paramalingam's brother Vakeesan was jailed for four years for possessing an namely an axe, and violent disorder.

Sepamalai, of Chapman Crescent, Kenton; Tharmarlingham, of Greenford, Satchithananthan, of Harrow; Vakeesan Paramalingham of Surbiton, Surrey; and Pratheepan Paramalingam of Enfield; were all convicted.

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