Football manager and son found guilty of assault on married couple at their home

Graham Drury
Graham Drury

Holbeach United Football Club joint manager Graham Drury and his son have been convicted of a number of 
offences after carrying out a violent attack on a married couple at their home in Grantham.

Just before 1am on August 17 ast year Drury (43) and his 21-year-old son Jordan Drury, visited a property in Belton.

The occupants were known to the pair and Jordan Drury had in place an existing restraining order that ordered him not to contact or visit the address of one of the individuals living at the house.

Graham Drury, who drove to the property, was over the drink drive limit at the time.

In an unprovoked attack, Graham and Jordan kicked and punched the door of the house, causing damage to it.

Jordan then assaulted the couple – a 47-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man – at the address while trying to force his way in.

Police were called and they fled in their car. The couple were not seriously injured but were left extremely distressed, along with other members of their family.

Following a day-long 
trial at Grantham Magistrates’ Court, in which the pair pleaded not guilty, they were convicted of the following::

Jordan Drury, of Hever Close in Grantham, was convicted at Lincoln Crown Court due to the seriousness of his offences. He was found guilty of: criminal damage, two counts of battery, and breach of restraining order.

He was ordered to carry out 120 hours’ community service, ordered to pay compensation for the damage and to the victims of the assault, and was also given a Protection from Harassment Order (restraining order) to protect the victim, which runs for five years.

Graham Drury, also of Hever Close, was found guilty of driving a vehicle with excess alcohol, criminal damage and section four public order. He was disqualified from driving, fined £385, also ordered to pay compensation, and also given a restraining order.

DC Adam Battersby, who investigated the incident, said: “This was an incredibly upsetting experience for the victims who should have been protected by the restraining order 
already put in place in respect of Jordan Drury.

“By ignoring the terms of that order he not only physically hurt those involved but has also caused them to suffer emotionally.

“The behaviour of these two men that night was completely inappropriate and 
absolutely unprovoked.”