The mother of two boys who were attacked by their next-door neighbour has spoken of the trauma suffered by her family over the last year, after he was sentenced for the assaults earlier this week. 

In August 2021, Jordan Scott, 24, put Rachel Clemance's eight-year-old son, who has autism, in a wheelie bin; she claims Scott knew he had learning difficulties.

When her 19-year-old son, Jason Clemance, went out to rescue his little brother from the bin, he was then assaulted by Scott, who charged at and threw several punches at the teenager, leaving him with bruises and cuts to his face and body (pictured).

Lancashire Telegraph: Jason's injuries from the attackJason's injuries from the attack

Her middle son, Codi, witnessed the assault along with a number of other children living in the area, and now Rachel, who was at work at the time of the incident, has spoken out about the effects Scott's actions had on her boys. 

Scott, of Fowler Height Close, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to assaulting the boy, assaulting Jason Clemance and resisting a police officer on August 14, 2021.

At Blackburn Magistrates' Court earlier this week he was made subject to a community order for 12 months and ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work.

He was also told to pay £50 compensation to each of the assault victims, a £95 victim surcharge and £120 costs.

It was accepted in court that Scott did not know the boy has autism, and he had put him in the bin as a "joke", which Scott accepted was in poor taste. He also claimed he had assaulted Jason after hearing his girlfriend scream

Ring doorbell footage shared with the Lancashire Telegraph of the altercation clearly shows the moment Jason leaves the house to help his younger brother, before Scott, wearing a Manchester United jersey, wades over and assaults the teenager, before the altercation moves out of view of the camera. 

Mum Rachel, 40, expressed her disappointment at Scott's sentence, saying it does not reflect the trauma her family has experienced since then.

She said she has been forced to move out of the area, and is trying to rebuild her sons' trust in other people, and believes "bullies" like Scott deserve harsher sentences.

Lancashire Telegraph: Jason's injuries after the attackJason's injuries after the attack

She told the Lancashire Telegraph: "My sons were already suffering because of other things that have happened in their lives, which people in the street knew about, including Jordan Scott.

"So putting my eight-year-old in a bin, who is such a beautiful soul, brought all the past memories back, and he couldn't understand why someone could do that to a person that wouldn't hurt a fly.

"He still has nightmares now. Jordan Scott is just a down-right bully.

"As for Jason, he started getting angry and more depressed following the attack and moved out as soon as Jordan Scott moved back in next door with his girlfriend. 

"Jason did nothing to deserve that attack, he's only ever been hit once before, and my boys aren't fighters, but I so wish I had brought them up that way, to defend themselves from men like Jordan Scott. 

"Jason is now 20, he was 19 when it happened, and when I got home from work that night the police were going to arrest him because someone said Jason had hit Jordan Scott's girlfriend and that's why he punched him.

"I laughed at the officer and went through all the doorbell footage to show the police and then they saw the truth.

"It was an awful night - the street was full of police right the way down."

Rachel said following the attack, her eight-year-old refused to go out unless she was watching, and she often had to stand there while he was playing.

She added: "He was getting bullied by some of the kids, and the bullying got worse, so he felt intimidated.

"He still goes on about it to this day - he was getting hit, they would taunt him.

"He is such a loving-natured child, and I'm not just saying that because he's my son, he would help anyone. 

"It kills me every day that this happened to my boys - my children.

"On that night, Codi, my other son, he kept opening and shutting the door so we could get it on the camera, that's what he did every time he felt unsafe, it wasn't fair, and it wasn't fair the fact all the kids in the street saw it.

"It might have looked like a joke, putting my youngest son in the bin, but it wasn't for him.

"He started to become more anxious, and after I had worked hard to help him out of that behaviour in the past it was difficult to get him back to where he was, but now we have moved it will no doubt get easier. 

"I just want a peaceful life and mine and my boys' health back to normal, and we are getting there slowly."

Rachel claims Jordan Scott and his girlfriend knew her eight-year-old was autistic, has learning difficulties, and doesn't like to be touched, and was not friends with the couple despite them being neighbours for around 10 months before the incident took place.

She added: "Now we have such amazing neighbours and live in a lovely area.

“I’m just upset that we had all this evidence from the doorbell camera, and it didn't make a bit of difference with his sentencing – it’s sickening.

“I’m heartbroken at the sentence he received as bullies like him deserve more, but now the truth is out there, I just want to get on trying to build mine and my children’s lives.”

At Blackburn Magistrates' earlier this week, it was heard that Scott had been on the street playing with his dog when he placed the eight-year-old in a wheelie bin as a “joke.”

The court heard that shortly after, Scott assaulted the eight-year-old's brother, Jason, who he claimed had made his girlfriend scream.

His guilty pleas had been entered on a basis that he didn't know the eight-year-old was autistic, and his actions were meant to be a joke although he accepted they were in poor taste.

He told the court: "I went inside to put the dog away and heard my partner scream. I believed Jason Clemance must have hurt her in some way. I ran at him and knocked him over.

“I accept I was not justified in attacking him. I was concerned about my partner screaming and did not pause to consider what was happening.”

Magistrates said they did not believe Scott knew the child was autistic and handed him a community order and 100 hours unpaid work.