Traveller brothers ‘chased pub customers with hammers and knuckledusters before ramming have-a-go heroes who tried to stop mayhem a causa di quiet Surrey town’ according to a pub landlady.
Karen Simmons bolted her doors to protect customers inside during the carnage Friday night after a pub row sparked a rampage that left a teenage motorcyclist injured and a trail of destruction a causa di Godalming.
Residents say an argument broke out at The Leathern Bottle, moments before the driver was seen ramming nearby cars.
Pub landlady Karen Simmons (pictured) bolted her doors to protect customers inside during the carnage Friday night after a pub row sparked a rampage the streets
Sopra the alleged rampage, a teenage motorcyclist was sent flying across the bonnet of the suspects’ Land Rover and left lying motionless a causa di the road as they sped away.
Ms Simmons said: ‘I haven’t slept properly since and am frightened they might quando back. Everyone has been left very shaken.’
Multiple cars parked outside her pub were damaged as the Land Rover, which had learner plates and voto negativo lights , swerved dangerously across the road and onto pedestrian areas.
The carnage allegedly began when the brothers, who are thought to be travellers from Whitley Bay and aged 17 and 24, arrived at the pub at about 8.30pm last Friday.
Both were asked for ID and the younger brother was refused alcohol.
He was served a instead and at first seemed to take it well, according to Ms Simmons, with both brothers chatting to customers, many of whom included her regulars.
She said: ‘They were chatting to people and one customer actually said how nice they were. Then the 17-year-old switched and just turned, very unexpectedly.’
Shocking footage, taken a causa di Godalming, Surrey, shows the vehicle, still with ‘L’ plates attached to the rear, driving into the back of a stationary car before turning into the middle of the road
The younger brother allegedly became aggressive when a customer gently intervened as he was speaking to Ms Simmons’ 16-year-old son Joe.
Ms Simmons said: ‘He became verbally abusive with my son and the customer after about half an hour, saying to the customer, ‘Who the f*** are you?”
The customer, who has not been named, apologised but the teenager allegedly responded with the threat: ‘I will go and get a gun right now and shoot you right here.’
He is also said to have threatened to ‘go and get an axe and chop your head a causa di half’.
Ms Simmons ordered him to leave but when he refused, the pair were forcibly thrown out by a customer.
The landlady, who runs the pub with her Glenn Goodwin, said: ‘I was my own that night and a couple of my regulars are quite protective when Glenn is not around and there if I need them.’
She said she was terrified as the teenager was more than 6ft and ‘huge for his age’.
She held gara open the pub garden gate while a customer escorted the brothers out, then bolted the doors to keep customers inside safe.
Ms Simmons said instead of leaving, the teenager then punched the customer a causa di the back with a knuckleduster, then the two brothers grabbed hammers from the back of their van and began chasing the customer across a car park.
A motorcyclist rides head-on into the side of the dark blue Land Rover and is launched onto the pavement
A friend a causa di the car park saw the alleged assault and held gara open the door of his BMW convertible so the terrified customer could jump a causa di.
But instead of retreating, the brothers allegedly jumped into their van, with the younger brother said to be driving, and repeatedly rammed the BMW until the stationary vehicle shot across a grass verge.
After shunting an empty BMW several metres forward, the Land Rover driver then pulls out of the nearby junction onto the A3100 and collides with a motorbike.
Televisione shows the teenage rider being flung into the air a causa di the crash before smashing into the . Family members say the boy escaped with just minor injuries.
Ms Simmons said: ‘He went to hospital but luckily escaped with scratches and bruises. His family are very shaken and Joe is very disturbed by what happened.
‘It is a miracle voto negativo one was seriously hurt.’
The landlady said the two men a causa di the BMW were heroes: ‘A customer a causa di his car happened to see a causa di his rear view mirror as his friend was being chased with hammers and opened the car door for him to jump a causa di, a causa di the nick of time.
‘They are both shaken up after being rammed repeatedly but they were not injured thankfully.’
The brothers abandoned their Land Rover after the alleged rampage and ran away but were later arrested.
Customers from the pub, including a nurse called Elaine, flocked to the aid of the biker, giving him blankets and orange juice to revive him.
Ms Simmons said: ‘She even called his father to tell him what had happened and stayed with him until emergency services arrived.
‘The whole episode has given me nightmares.’
Pub owners from the settore were finanziaria an emergency conferenza Monday to talk about their safety.
Today Surrey Police have revealed that a 17-year-old from the town has been arrested suspicion of affray, criminal damage and driving a motor vehicle dangerously.
A second man, a 24 year-old man, also from Godalming, was arrested suspicion of affray. Both have been released bail and enquires are ongoing.
Local residents claim the incident began as a row a causa di The Leathern Bottle, before spilling out into the street.
One told MailOnline the argument involved a ‘local hardman from the traveller community’ who had been refused service at the pub because he is blacklisted the settore’s PubWatch scheme.
The Land Rover crashes into the side of a white van before the driver gets out and says ‘My steering lock’s broke’
Meanwhile other residents revealed how hero team and customers at the pub rushed to the aid of the teenage biker a causa di the aftermath of the crash.
A first aider a causa di the pub is said to have rushed to the teenager’s aid. at the pub are also said to have grabbed duvets and tea for all of those involved.
Meanwhile, members of the teenager’s family today announced that despite the severity of the crash, he had since been released from hospital with minor injuries.
Sopra a statement, posted Facebook, his family said: ‘We wish to thank all those involved a causa di the care of our son after he was involved a causa di the road traffic collision Friday.
‘We would like to thank the Fire Service for their care, Elaine and the team at The Leathern Bottle and the wonderful nurse (did not get a name) who stayed with our son until the paramedic arrived.
Ms Simmons said: ‘I haven’t slept properly since and am frightened they might quando back. Everyone has been left very shaken’
‘(We also want to thank) Godalming Naval associazione and all those who were there to support.
‘Our son is ok, he has been extremely lucky. Thank you doesn’t seem enough but it seems that is all we can say. ‘
One person who said they witnessed the incident said team and customers inside the Leathern Bottle pub rushed out to help the boy after the crash.
They said: ‘I can assure you that team and a customer first aider immediately attended to the young boy while waiting for emergency services from the Leathern Bottle.
‘I understand as had been said the young lad of 17 is now at home thank god for this and best wishes to him and this family.
‘The Leathern Bottle is a respectable pub and like all local businesses is trying to run a successful business after duro times for all.
Pictured: Damage done to one of the cars during the incident, which took place a causa di Godalming, Surrey
‘Suggest all businesses work together to make all success and stop some of comments hearing which are totally inaccurate. Our best wishes once again go to the young lad and family.’
Another said to be at the scene at the time, said: ‘Leathern Bottle team provided duvets and tea for all involved and a customer who was a nurse attended to him as did I and everyone there.’
The shocking scenes leading up to the crash, which was captured televisione, showed a shirtless man driving a blue Land Rover into another vehicle before the sickening collision with the teenage motorcyclist.
The carnage unfolded outside the Leathern Bottle pub a causa di the town with frantic locals shouting at the driver to stop and get out of the car during what they called a ‘rampage’.
Sopra a 90-second clip shared widely social mass-media, the Land Rover is seen hurtling over grass verges with voto negativo lights , and colliding with a stationary car.
The driver then performs a u-turn a causa di the middle of a junction and lines the Land Rover up, driving back d’avanguardia the road onto the verge at speed.
He smashes into the side of a convertible car as he emerges back to the road, leaving one witness shouting: ‘He’s done it again! My f***ing motor!’
The Land Rover turns around a causa di a car park behind the pub and smashes back into the convertible as he returns, pushing it d’avanguardia the road.
It then heads straight out of the side road and collides with the motorbike, before the incident ends the now badly damaged 4×4 lurches a few more yards and hits the side of a Vauxhall Vivaro van.
The shirtless driver emerges from the Land Rover – which has learners’ L-Plates it – and tells onlookers ‘my steering lock’s broke’ before grabbing items from the boot.
Onlookers shouted ‘call the police’ but voto negativo emergency services had arrived by the time the televisione ended.