A TEENAGER who lost two front teeth in a violent attack by a councillor’s two sons has voiced her relief after they were both jailed.

Waqar Mohammed Younis, 20, and his younger brother Khawar, 17, were sentenced to a combined 16 months in custody after attacking Lianne Clayton and her boyfriend James Ryder last November.

But Lianne, 18, has now vowed to seek thousands of pounds worth of damages through a separate county court claim.

The brothers, of Nuttall Street, Accrington, admitted charges of actual bodily harm and grievous bodily harm without intent at Burnley Crown Court.

Waqar Younis was sentenced to 12 months in a Young Offenders’ Institution and Khawar Younis received an eight-month Detention and Training Order, of which half is spent in custody. The pair canvassed for their father Mohammed before he was elected as county councillor for Accrington West last month.

The assault left Lianne, of Lime Road, Accrington, missing two upper front teeth and James, also 18, with deep cuts and bruises and needing a CT scan.

Lianne, who is training to become a child psychologist, recently had a screw fitted for a plate covering the gap left by her missing teeth, and has to wait another six months before replacement teeth are fitted.

She said: "The judge told me there would be no compensation.

"The teeth are free the first time but they only last 20 years and they cost £2,000.

"We are going to try going to the county court to claim for the future, as well as all the money I’ve lost from being off work. I was off work for three weeks after the screw was fitted as I was in such bad pain.

"My teeth are on a plate at the moment and they couldn’t fit the teeth in because my mouth had swelled up that much."

Following the 24 November attack, Lianne and James said they were just in the wrong place at the wrong time after they were confronted by a gang of lads who jumped out of a red Jeep as they were walking down the street.

James, of Kingston Avenue, said: "They started off punching me in the face and then when I hit the floor they started kicking me. I had cuts and bruises over my head and then started getting headaches. I can go out now knowing they have been locked up, but I still don’t think it was long enough."