A man has been jailed for six years and eight months following an assault outside a pub in St Helens in which a man was hit over the head with a hammer.
Officers were called to the Vulcan public house on Robins Lane on Sunday 9th February 2020 following reports a 57 year-old man had suffered a head injury during a disturbance.
Stephen Carney, 33, of Peckers Hill Road, Sutton, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of a Class A controlled drug.
He was jailed for six years when he appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today for the GBH with a further 12 months to run concurrently for possession of an offensive weapon.
Detective Constable Claire McLoughlin said: “I am pleased that Carney is now behind bars. He was in the pub on the afternoon of Sunday 9th February being a nuisance and causing annoyance to other customers including his victim.
“This then escalated into a nasty assault after Carney returned home and picked up a hammer to strike his victim over the head as he stood outside. Thankfully the man was not seriously injured and was released from hospital later the same day.
“Behaviour like this will not be tolerated and I am pleased that Carney will now spend a considerable period behind bars.”