Worthing man jailed for glass attack

Daniel Boyle, who has been jailed for six years
Daniel Boyle, who has been jailed for six years

A MAN has been jailed for six years after he attacked a man with a glass, causing him a serious injury to his eye in a bar in Hove.

Daniel Boyle, 21, of Hudson Close, Worthing, pleaded guilty at Hove Crown Court to causing grievous bodily harm to his victim on April 7, 2012, in Misty’s wine bar in Church Road.

He also admitted a charge of possessing cocaine.

The court heard that Boyle approached his 30-year-old victim, who was with friends in the bar.

When the man made a comment to his friends, Boyle smashed a pint glass into his face causing a serious injury to his left eye and other wounds to his face, for which he had to undergo surgery.

When he was arrested, Boyle was found to be in possession of a bag of cocaine.

After the case, Detective Constable Scott Moore said: “This was an unprovoked attack with a glass. Luckily the victim has not lost his sight but has had his vision affected and is still undergoing checks at the eye hospital.”