THREE thugs have been jailed following the attempted murder of a Barnsley teenager who they left for dead in a ditch at a Manchester park.

Michael Brownlie, 26, Nicholas Lindsay, 22, and Katie Mongan, 18, all of Longsight, Manchester, admitted involvement in the attack on Manchester University student Daniel Whiteley, 19, of Roman Road, Darton.

At Manchester Crown Court last Friday Brownlie and Lindsay were sentenced to 18 years for their part in the attack. Mongan was jailed for seven years.

The trio, who had been drinking all day, frog-marched Daniel into Platt Fields Park and forced him to hand over his bank card and pin number in the early hours of February 28.

They then kicked and stamped on the first-year English student and Lindsay threw him, unconscious, over a fence and dumped him in a freezing stream.

The attackers then fled and withdrew cash from his account.

Brownlie and Lindsay, both of Longsight, Manchester, admitted attempted murder and robbery on the day of their scheduled trial last month. They received concurrent six-year sentences for the robbery.

Mongan, also of Longsight, pleaded guilty at the earlier hearing to causing grievous bodily harm with intent. She received a concurrent four-year term for robbery which she too admitted.