Man jailed for glassing Leamington resident

16/02 Updated: 17/02 08:43

A THUG from Warwick who hit a hostel resident over the head with a glass after being given a suspended prison sentence for a similar attack has run out of chances.

Dominic Henry, 25, of Coton End, pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to assaulting his victim Craig Berry causing him actual bodily harm.

He was jailed for 18 months – consecutive to 30 weeks of a suspended prison sentence he was subject to at the time.

Prosecutor Lal Amarasinghe said in May last year Mr Berry was living at the Binswood Lodge hostel in Leamington, but had been staying at another address.

There was a row over some loud music which ended with Henry picking up a Coca-cola glass and striking Mr Berry to the head with it, causing a cut behind his ear.

Henry left the room, but after calling the police Mr Berry picked up part of a broken pool cue and followed him as he left the hostel.

And on the steps outside he struck Henry over the head with the cue, just as the police turned up, and both men were arrested and taken to hospital.

Mr Berry, who has since been given a community order with 40 hours of unpaid work for that assault, refused treatment – but Henry had to have the injury to his head glued.

Mr Amarasinghe said Henry had previous convictions for violence including assault and common assault, and in April 2010 had been sentenced to 36 weeks in prison suspended for two years for wounding a customer in a bar by hitting him over the head with a glass.

Gary Cook, defending, said when he was last in prison Henry had begun a cookery course which he continued after his release and got a job as a chef.

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