Hampshire Constabulary

Man jailed for six years for unprovoked attack on teenager in Winchester bar

News   •   Feb 21, 2019 16:09 GMT

A man who scarred a teenager for life after slashing his face with a beer glass during an unprovoked attack has been jailed for six years.

Philip Myles, 27, from Ipswich, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm following a trial at Winchester Crown Court.

The court was told how Myles launched into the vicious attack on his 18-year-old victim while at the Pitcher and Piano bar, in Colebrook Street, on February 15 last year.

The jury heard that when the victim fell to the floor Myles continued his attack, punching him in the face and at one point a witness reported him kicking the teenager in the head and ribs.

Myles was restrained by door staff and arrested.

The prosecution told the trial that there was no clear motive for the attack.

Yesterday (February 20) Myles was sentenced to six years in prison for the attack.

Police staff investigator Michael Longmore said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked assault in a busy Winchester bar which has scarred the victim for life, not just physically but mentally too.

“I would like to thank the members of the public who came forward following our media appeal and provided vital evidence that helped us to get this violent man behind bars.”