Court rules on Nový Bor machete attack

The regional court in Liberec has handed out three to sixteen year sentences for attempted murder in the case of a group of Romanies who launched a brutal machete attack on people in a bar in Novy Bor. Two of the five accused who led the attack got 15 and 16 year sentences, the others three to five years in jail. The incident happened in August of 2011 after two young Romanies felt they had been slighted by some of the guests in the bar. They left and soon after five other Romanies appeared armed with machetes and knives and started attacking people in the bar at random. One man, who was attacked with a machete, nearly died of his injuries.