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Sickening CCTV footage caught the moment two thugs launched a vicious attack on a neighbour’s boyfriend in a row over tree branches.

Builder John Foster, seen wearing an orange hi-viz top, and his accomplice Liam Williams, dressed in blue shorts, confronted two men near a house before violence erupts.

Victim Stephen Walker suffered a triple fracture and needed surgery after he was battered by volley of punches from Foster.

The pair are seen tumbling over a wall during the brawl before Mr Walker’s head is kicked by Williams as he lies on the ground.

Mr Walker’s friend Samuel Roberts, wearing black in the CCTV, was also assaulted and was struck by a flying brick thrown by Williams, which also hit Mr Walker’s truck.

The brawl started on the street 
The fight took place near Foster’s home 
Mr Walker’s friend Samuel Roberts tried to defend him 

On Thursday, Foster, 36, and Williams, 34, walked free from Mold Crown Court after they both admitted assault, the Daily Post reports.

The court heard the neighbour dispute broke out after Mr Walker had been cutting the branches with his friend Samuel Roberts near Foster’s home at the request of his partner.

The two men were told by Foster’s partner to stop, which they did.

But as they tidied up, Foster arrived at the property with Williams, who worked for him.

Judge Rhys Rowlands said the pair were determined to “throw their weight around.”

The row broke out over tree branches 

He told Foster: “You were looking for trouble and you were looking to be violent.

“You fell on top of him and even then you continued to punch him.”

The court heard Foster had been out of trouble for some ten years.

He had seven previous convictions between 2000 and 2007 including GBH, damage and battery.