Man jailed for five years for assault in Hornchurch bar

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Alwyn Dowman, 39 (19.04.1976) of Sunrise Avenue, Hornchurch was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court on Tuesday, 7 July after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm on the same day.


At 01:50hrs on Sunday, 1 February police were called to Appleton Way, Hornchurch following reports of a disturbance involving a group of men and women.

Officers spoke to the group and ascertained that a man had been assaulted with a broken bottle in the Vertigo Lounge bar, Station Lane, Hornchurch.

Officers attended the Vertigo Lounge and found a 29-year-old man suffering from a cut to the left side of his face. He was taken to hospital and received stitches to the wound.

Dowman was identified from CCTV footage and was arrested at 02:18hrs on 2 February on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Detective Inspector Denise Johnson, from Havering CID, said: “This was a violent incident in which the victim suffered a serious facial injury. The length of the sentence reflects the gravity of the offence and I can only hope this will deter others from committing violent acts on the borough.”

Press release provided by Hornchurch Police Station

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