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Hilary Neville, prosecuting, said: "What started as reasonable self defence by Munir Hussain then turned into excessive force by virtue of a sustained attack by Munir, Tokeer and at least two others."
leaving him with a permanent brain injury after he was hit with a . cricket bat so hard that it broke into three pieces
That's excessive in any ones book, they should of called the police in to deal with it - if we have a vigilante culture then beating people to a pulp will become the norm, mistakes will get made, people will go over the top and no good will come of it.