Man jailed for 18 months following assault in Swindon pub

By Ben Fitzgerald - 2 April 2020

Crime

A man has been jailed for 18 months after he assaulted a man at a pub in Swindon.

Lewis Butterfield, 27, of Haydon End, pleaded guilty to affray and possession of an offensive weapon when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Wednesday. 

He was sentenced to 17 months imprisonment plus one month for breach of a suspended prison sentence.

Officers were called to The Shield and Dagger at approximately 12.35am on December 8, 2019 following multiple reports of a disorder.

When officers arrived, the group dispersed – a man in his 20s at the scene informed officers he had suffered a cut to his abdomen during the incident. 

CCTV enquiries were conducted which identified Butterfield as the main offender. He was located at 2.30am later the same day and arrested. 

PC Ashley Wilkins said: “This was a violent incident in a busy pub which caused injuries, fear and upset to a number of people, none more so than the man who suffered an injury to his stomach after Butterfield used a weapon to assault him.

“Butterfield was seen on CCTV manically throwing punches and kicking people. This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated on our streets or in our pubs where people are visiting to enjoy a night out with friends.

”I’m pleased Butterfield has been given a custodial sentence to reflect the seriousness of his actions.”

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