Man jailed following assault in Swindon pub

Man jailed following assault in Swindon pub

Man jailed following assault in Swindon pub

A man has been jailed following an incident where he assaulted a man at a pub in Swindon.

Lewis Butterfield, 27, of Haydon End, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment; 17 months for the offence, plus one month for breath of a suspended prison sentence.

He pleaded guilty to affray and possession of an offensive weapon when he appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Wednesday.

Officers for Wiltshire Police were called to The Shield and Dagger on Thames Avenue at approximately 12.35am on December 8, 2019, following multiple reports of disorderly conduct.

When officers arrived, the group involved dispersed.

One man at the scene informed officers that he had suffered a cut to his abdomen during the incident.

Following CCTV enquiries, Lewis 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.”

It is unclear what caused the incident.

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