TWO thugs used “extreme violence” against a family after a row over a parked car turned into a street brawl.

Codey Nolan, 31, and Spencer Taylor, 32, launched their assault on the dad, mum and son in New Avenue, Langdon Hills. after they were challenged about parking on a driveway.

Basildon Crown Court heard how how Nolan spat at the mum and punched one of the men, while Taylor knelt on the other man and repeatedly punched him.

The attack, on May 29, 2020, left one of the victims with a fractured jaw and split lip.

David Baird, prosecuting, told the court: “Mr Taylor approached a man and punched him in the face with almost full force and this man punched back. He suffered two loose teeth which had to be removed.

“His son and wife came over to help, the woman was punched in the face and kicked by Mr Nolan and she suffered significant bruising to her stomach.”

Nolan, of Somerset Road, Laindon, admitted charges of affray, destroying or damaging property and actual bodily harm after the attack.

He was also found to have breached a suspended sentence for actual bodily harm. He was absent for yesterday’s hearing, with the court told he has fled to Bali.

Mitigating, Neelam Gomersall, said Nolan was shocked by footage of the assault, adding: “He’d never attacked a woman before and it’s something he’s especially ashamed of.”

He was sentenced to a total of 20 months in prison, with eight months for affray, ten months for actual bodily harm, and two months for the breach of suspended sentence.

A bench warrant was issued for his arrest, meaning he will be taken to prison as soon as he returns to the UK.

Taylor, formerly of Aylesbeare, Shoebury, admitted two counts of actual bodily harm, affray and criminal damage.

He was sentenced to two years and four months in prison, with eight months for one count of actual bodily harm and 20 months for the second count.

Mitigating for Taylor, John Caudle, said: “He now lives with his fiancé their three children in the Basildon area. He’s a useful member of society, is financially viable and is contributing to society.”

Sentencing Judge Andrew Hurst said: “You indulged yourself in appalling violence and you acted with extreme aggression.”