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Glass attack thug jailed for two years
A POOLE man with a criminal history of using bottles glassed another man in the face at a Bournemouth social club.
Brogan Wake, 21, hit Elliot Colley in Bournemouth East Liberal Club in February this year during a birthday party.
Bournemouth Crown Court was told Mr Colley accused him of stealing £50 from a wallet and Wake lashed out.
The glass smashed and the heavily bleeding victim was taken to Poole Hospital with numerous cuts to his face, nose and lips.
Anita Gibson-Lee, prosecuting, said Mr Colley needed follow up surgery on the wounds, and also micro-surgery to connect nerves because of facial numbness.
Wake, of Mansfield Road, Parkstone, pleaded guilty to Section 20 wounding and was sentenced to two years in prison at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday, October 5.
Ms Gibson-Lee said Wake has previous convictions for 13 offences including five for violence.
She said he has been convicted of an affray which involved people holding bottles, and also of possessing an offensive weapon where he had a broken bottle.
“This history is of some concern,” said Ms Gibson-Lee.
He was also been convicted of possessing an offensive weapon when he had a knuckleduster.
Benjamin Long, defending, said Wake was holding the glass before the confrontation and did not intend to use it as a weapon.
“This is a young man who when sober presents as clever and polite,” said Mr Long. When drunk, it’s a different story.”
Wake has a job, lives with his mother and cares for her, and also has a partner and an eight-month-old child, said Mr Long.
Judge John Harrow told Wake: “Young people ought to be able to go out and enjoy themselves without having to be a victim or witness an incident of violence.”