Father jailed after drunken fracas in pub

A FATHER of two has been jailed for 15 months following a fracas at a pub in which he struck one man with a beer glass and punched another.

Darren Baker, 39, was thrown out of the Tavern pub in Romsey after cutting the head of another customer with the glass. He then punched a window which broke and then punched a second man. Baker, of Pennine Road, Millbrook, Southampton, was convicted at Winchester Crown Court of affray but admitted criminal damage.

Passing sentence, Recorder Anthony Davies QC told Baker, who had 23 previous convictions for 68 offences including affray, wounding and violent disorder, that only a custodial term was justified.

“This affray involved physical violence and not the threat of it. You used a glass as a weapon. This was not an isolated outburst.”

In mitigation, David Reid said the first victim had not made a complaint and the injury wasn’t serious.

“It must have been a spur of the moment act,” he said.

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10:22am Sat 9 Feb 13

dogbruce says...

23 previous convictions ,This guy should be locked up for many years ,Seems he is a danger to the public
23 previous convictions ,This guy should be locked up for many years ,Seems he is a danger to the public dogbruce
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1:18pm Sat 9 Feb 13

letshaveabeer says...

Obviously a low life. Throw away the key.
Obviously a low life. Throw away the key. letshaveabeer
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3:26pm Sat 9 Feb 13

beiroot says...

A**e hole.
A**e hole. beiroot
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3:32pm Sat 9 Feb 13

beiroot says...

seems like he needs to see a proctologist.
seems like he needs to see a proctologist. beiroot
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4:00pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Liar liar says...

Rather a nice chap actually
Rather a nice chap actually Liar liar
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