Two brothers who nearly paralysed a woman in a brutal assault in Birmingham have been jailed.
Brandon Holmes, 25 and Dale Holmes, 32, were jailed for 10 years and 10 months in prison respectively on 25 January. In the early hours of August 15 last year, the two brothers were involved in a serious disorder which saw a woman stabbed in the back by Brandon and needing surgery to remove the tip of the knife.
Her spinal cord was partially severed, causing a temporary loss of sensation in her leg. She also suffered a bleed on the brain and significant facial injuries.
After the brawl in Weoley Castle, Brandon Holmes released a video on Snapchat showing a person on the floor covered in blood, gloating about what he had done.
Brandon Holmes pleaded guilty section 18 GBH with intent, section 20 wounding and section 39 common assault, while Dale pleaded guilty to section 20 wounding after he was seen hitting someone with a scaffolding pole. A restraining order was also put in place banning the brothers from contacting the complainants directly or indirectly for 10 years.
PC Shauna Cossens, from the Bournville Investigation Team, said: "This was a shocking and violent attack which could have killed someone. The victims of this attack were left with serious injuries which could have been far worse if not for the quick response of our officers on the night it happened."