Devon

Christopher Brown jailed over Honiton security man attack

  • 4 December 2012
  • From the section Devon
Christopher Brown
Image caption Christopher Brown said he could not remember the attack which resulted in a four-year prison sentence

A man who attacked a security guard at a New Year's Eve party in Devon, has been jailed.

Christopher Brown, 28, of Broadfields, Exeter admitted causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The court heard he attacked Craig Heard with either a broken glass or a bottle causing a wound to his neck and face which required microsurgery.

At Exeter Crown Court, Brown, who said he could not remember the incident, was jailed for four years.

'Ragged laceration'

The court heard that Brown had been thrown out of the Orange Tree pub in Honiton on New Year's Eve after an "altercation" with his ex-girlfriend, but he later returned.

The second time Mr Heard asked Brown to leave, the 28-year-old attacked him.

The court heard that Mr Heard suffered a "ragged laceration" to his neck and face and spent two days in hospital undergoing microsurgery to correct nerve damage to his mouth.

Judge John Neligan said: "You struck the victim in the face with either a glass or a bottle because you were unable to control your temper.

"The aggravating feature is that this was fuelled by the quantity of alcohol you drank that night."

Anna Midgley, defending, said Brown had written a letter of apology to the victim.

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