Stebbing man sentenced to 12 months in prison for glassing grandfather in drugs row
PUBLISHED: 13:40 15 August 2016 | UPDATED: 13:53 15 August 2016
A Stebbing man has been jailed for 12 months after being found guilty of glassing a grandfather in a row over allegations of selling drugs to children last year.
Kieron Wilson, 23, of Bran End Fields, Stebbing, was told by judge Charles Gratwicke at Chelmsford Crown Court on Friday (Aug 12) that the offence of pushing a glass in someone’s face required a sentence of imprisonment.
Wilson was convicted in July last year of the unlawful wounding of victim Laurance Stigant in the incident, which took place on Parsonage Street, Halstead on June 27, 2015.
Wilson, who was with another man and two girls, claimed he acted in self-defence during the clash with Mr Stigant, who was with his son Mark.
They were said to have set upon Mr Stigant, who believed Wilson’s associate had been involved in selling drugs and intimidating children in Halstead, including his son.
The judge told Wilson: “You were convicted by the jury of the unlawful wounding on 27 June last year. You now accept you had that glass.
“The use of a glass as a weapon can cause even more serious injuries than you caused. I’m prepared to accept you weren’t just the bad guy.
“But the pushing of a glass into someone’s face causing injuries must require a sentence of imprisonment.”