A MAN has gone on trial accused of participating in a brutal attack with his brother on another man at his home in Horwich.

Reece Lonsdale is accused of joining Lucas Lonsdale in a savage assault on Scott Wilson in Beaumont Avenue last March.

Bolton Crown Court heard Mr Wilson’s friend had a drug debt he thought he had settled, but was then told it had been passed onto another person.

Prosecutor Daniel Calder said Mr Wilson was contacted by a phone belonging to Lonsdale saying he owed £1,000. Messages were exchanged while the two brothers were outside the home or Mr Wilson.

Mr Calder told jurors: "Mr Wilson went downstairs and found two men inside his house. One went for him, a second male started hitting him with a closed fist and kicking him in the head. One male placed him in a choke hold shouting ‘Lucas do him’.”

He alleged Mr Wilson was struck with a bottle and later a golf club. The two men left and emergency services were called.

Mr Calder said CCTV captured a golf club being thrown out of a Ford Fiesta on nearby Longworth Road. Reece Lonsdale is said to have retrieved the club after the car pulled over.

Mr Calder also said when police visited Reece Lonsdale they found a charred golf club which Mr Wilson identified as the one taken from his home. Reece Lonsdale said he had been using it “as a poker.”

He claimed he had been working with his brother in Lowton on the day of the attack and denied being caught on CCTV picking up the club. He also denied the phone which sent threatening messages was his and said he had lost his phone at work the day before.

Lucas Lonsdale, 32, of Moorside Avenue, Farnworth, has admitted to aggravated burglary involving grievous bodily harm and wounding.

Reece Lonsdale, 28, of Kentmere Grove, Farnworth, denies these two charges.

The trial continues.