A father and son launched a “shocking” attack in which they doused a man with petrol and threatened to burn him alive.

James and Scott Brady assaulted the man after the latter had got into an argument with the victim on a train from Peterborough to March on the evening of October 29 last year.

The altercation continued as they got off the train in March and the teenager, 18, explained what was happening to his 40-year-old father, who was waiting in a white van in the car park. 

Brady senior drove the van along Station Road and caught up with the victim at the junction with Queen’s Street, where his son jumped out and ran at the victim, pushing him.

James also got out of the van with a jerry can of petrol and poured it over the victim before both began attacking him for several minutes, threatening to “burn him alive.”

The victim reported the assault to police once father and son had left the scene.

On Thursday June 8, at Huntingdon Law Courts, James Brady, of County Road, March, was jailed for two years and three months, having pleaded guilty to administering a noxious substance with intent.

Scott Brady, of Upwell Road, March, pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm and was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years. 

PC Chris Grant said: “This was a shocking attack which could have left the victim with lasting injuries so I am really pleased both James and Scott Brady have faced justice.

“Their violent actions were reckless and stupid.”