Whittlesey man who scarred victim for life after Coates pub attack jailed for 16 months

PUBLISHED: 17:30 27 September 2018

Whittlesey man Adam Boon has been jailed for a pub attack in Peterborough

Whittlesey man Adam Boon has been jailed for a pub attack in Peterborough


A Whittlesey man has been jailed for 16 months after a pub attack which left the victim scarred for life.

Adam Boon, 32, was talking to the man, who was in his 30s, in The Vine pub in South Green, Coates when an argument broke out at about 11pm on July 7.

Boon threw a pint glass in the victim’s face and punched him several times, knocking him off a barstool onto the floor where he continued to punch him.

Boon was thrown out of the pub and the victim was taken to Peterborough City Hospital where he received stitches.

Boon was arrested the following morning at his home in North Green, Whittlesey, after he was identified from CCTV images from the pub.

He appeared at Peterborough Crown Court yesterday (September 26) and was sentenced after pleading guilty to inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.

DC Jon Edwards said: “This was an unprovoked attack that has left the victim understandably shaken and with some serious injuries.

“This is an example of how a split-second decision can have serious consequences.”

Regulars at the pub say they are disappointed with the sentence and claim the victim - who was not a regular and on his first visit - had abused and provoked Boon.

“He was verbally violent to Adam and CCTV confirms that,” said a pub regular. “Having said that however what Adam did was wrong.”


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