Crowborough man jailed for 'unprovoked attack'

Luke Taylor, 30,of Mill Lane in Crowborough admitted to one count of grievous bodily harm
Luke Taylor, 30,of Mill Lane in Crowborough admitted to one count of grievous bodily harm

A Crowborough man has been jailed after an 'unprovoked bar room assault' which left his victim with a deep cut to their temple.

Luke Taylor, 30, of Mill Lane in Crowborough, was drinking at a bar in Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, in October 2014 when he carried out the assault against another man, say Kent Police.

Taylor admitted one count of grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to one year in prison, when he appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday November 22.

The court heard that Taylor punched the victim twice to the head during the early hours of October 28 2014.

Kent Police say he first punched the victim on his left eye as they were leaning over to pick something up from a table. This caused the victim to fall backwards.

Taylor struck him again and this time a ring on his hand made contact with the victim’s right temple, causing a deep wound which required hospital treatment.

Police say Taylor fled the scene but handed himself in six days later when he saw CCTV images of himself from a media appeal being circulated online.

Detective Constable Graham Hunt, the investigating officer for this case, said: "This assault was completely unprovoked and it is entirely appropriate that Taylor has received a custodial sentence.

"The consequences could have been much more severe and it is fortunate that the victim did not sustain more serious injuries."

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