6th Dec, 2016

Man jailed for unprovoked attack and stabbing in Coventry pub

Shaun Reynolds 12th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A MAN who glassed a fellow drinker in an unprovoked attack at a Coventry pub has been jailed for six years and eight months after pleading guilty to wounding.

42-year-old Mark Morgan was drunk when he attacked a man in the early hours of Sunday (September 27) last year in The Jaguar on Corporation Street.

Mr Morgan smashed a glass into the side of the 36-year-old victim’s face following an argument and then crouched down to repeatedly stab him with the remaining shards.

His innocent target suffered cuts across his head and face, a stab wound behind his right ear, a slash to his chest, and two slash marks across his back.

A member of staff who was on duty at the time and witnessed the assault described it as vicious and the worst she had ever seen.

Morgan. of Sebastian Close, admitted the charge at Coventry Crown Court and was sentenced on Friday (5 Feb).

Detective Sergeant Michelle Kiedron, from Force CID in Coventry, who investigated the case, said: “The victim in this case was simply enjoying a quiet drink when Morgan launched an unprovoked attack, which was extremely violent and sustained.

“Thankfully he was able to get to his feet and run away, despite his serious injuries, leaving security staff to challenge Morgan and attempt to restrain him until police officers arrived just a few minutes later.

“Morgan claimed not to be able to remember much about what happened due to the amount of alcohol he’d been drinking that night and has indeed shown remorse for his actions.

“However his apology offers little comfort to man he attacked, who has been left deeply traumatised by the attack.

“He will now spend six years behind bars to reflect on his violent and unacceptable behaviour.”