Clubber glassed man in neck and throat - but avoids prison

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Clubber glassed man in neck and throat - but avoids prison

Postby dutchman » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:26 pm

The victim had a six-inch wound to his neck which needed 30 stitches and has left him with a permanent scar

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A clubber who smashed a glass into a man's neck and throat, leaving him permanently scarred, has escaped being jailed.

Ricky Mayhew pleaded guilty to malicious wounding, as well as common assault on two women who were hit by flying glass.

A judge at Warwick Crown Court heard that the victim had a six-inch wound to his neck which needed 30 stitches and has left him with a permanent scar.

Mayhew, 32, of Plymouth Place, Leamington, was ordered to pay him £2,000 compensation after being given a 20-month jail term suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to do 300 hours of unpaid work and to pay £340 costs, and was made subject to an electronically-tagged curfew from 7pm to 7am for six months.

Graeme Simpson, defending, said: “I concede this case crosses the custody threshold, but the purpose of my submission is to seek to persuade Your Honour to suspend the sentence.”

Mr Simpson explained that it was Mayhew’s perception that he was being grabbed round the neck, and his reaction had been a single blow, for which he has shown remorse.

He pointed out that Mayhew had left the bar after the incident, but later handed himself in to the police.

“But for that he may never have been traced. It’s down to him doing the right thing that he’s here today. He has expressed shame and horror at the injuries he caused.”

Mr Simpson added that Mayhew had a degree in engineering and a very good job in management, which he would lose if he was jailed, which would ‘set him back years.’

Sentencing Mayhew, Judge Lockhart told him: “I have no doubt (the victim) had taken drink, as had you.

“I find that (the victim) bumped into you and put his arm round your shoulder, but I don’t see it go round your neck.

“You glassed him. It could have hit a major artery, and it required a large number of stitches. It was a serious wound, but there was a degree of provocation.

“You went home. You didn’t care if he was bleeding on the floor. But you brought yourself forward, and I give you credit for that and for your guilty plea.”

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