Man is jailed after hammer attack at Winchester homeless project

Hammer attacker jailed

Hammer attacker jailed

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A MAN has been jailed after attacking a man with a hammer.

Stephen Agolini struck Robert Davies over the head in a brawl between men living at the Emmaus homeless project at Bar End, Winchester.

Fearing further blows, Mr Davies fled the scene outside a warehouse on Bar End Industrial Estate with blood dripping from his face.

He vaulted metal railings and dropped 14ft on to concrete below, breaking his ankle, the trial was told.

The trial heard how Agolini and Mr Davies were among four men who took part in a drinking session on the night of November 22 last year.

A fight broke out between Mr Davies and another man before Agolini entered the fray, wielding the hammer like a tennis racket.

Agolini, 46, of Bar End Road, initially denied wounding with intent but during the trial changed his plea to guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm.

He was jailed for 13 months and told to pay a £100 victim surcharge.

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