Prudhoe Man Jailed Over Violent Attack

12 May 2014, 15:43 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A Prudhoe man has been jailed for 10-years after a violent assault in Northumberland.

On Saturday, July 27th, a 42-year-old man was struck by a glass in the car park of the West Wylam Inn.

He was taken to the RVI for treatment after suffering serious injuries to his throat, face and arm. He required extensive surgery.

Enquiries were carried out to locate 38 year old Stephen Waters of North View Terrace, Prudhoe, as he was believed responsible for the attack.

Police appealed for the public's help to locate the man and an appeal even featured on BBC's Crimewatch programme appealing for help to locate Waters.

On October 17th, Waters was arrested and charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, failure to surrender to custody, dangerous driving and other driving offences.

On Friday, May 9th, he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court where he was sentenced to 10-years and 6-months in prison.

Northumberland Inspector Phil Bond said:
"This was an extremely vicious attack that has left the victim with very serious injuries that required extensive surgery and will potentially leave him permanently scarred.

I'd like to thank the public for their help in us locating Waters and they should be reassured that a very dangerous individual will be off our streets for a long time."