Man Sentenced For Glass Attack
By Endsleighdale | Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 09:51
Matthew Emanuel Robinson, 25, Chippenham has been sentenced to 14 months imprisonment for an offence of actual bodily harm.
On Saturday 19th May 2012, Police attended the Royal Oak Public House in Corsham where a 23 year old man from Chippenham had been assaulted. The offender, Robinson, had smashed a glass over the victims head causing a wound which required medical treatment. Bystanders in the area were also treated after being covered in shards of glass.
Robinson was located at an address in Chippenham two hours after the assault and had shaved his hair off in what is believed may have been a deliberate attempt to change his appearance. He was arrested, charged and pleaded guilty to the charge at Swindon Crown Court on 6th July 2012 where he was given a 14 month custodial sentence.
DC Mark Hutchinson said: "This was a particularly nasty attack, the victim was facing away from Robinson at the time and it was extremely fortunate that he did not suffer more serious injuries. I would like to thank the members of the public and the management at the venue this assault occurred at for their support. I would also like to remind the community that this was an isolated incident and extremely uncommon in the Corsham area."