16 months in jail for horrific attack in town

A MAN from Old Woking has been handed a prison sentence of 16 months for inflicting grievous bodily harm on a fast-food restaurant customer.

William Smith, 24, of Gloster Road, pled guilty to the assault at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday, September 24.

THUGGISH - William Smith, who was responsible for an unprovoked attack on a man who then had to have maxillofacial surgery

THUGGISH – William Smith, who was responsible for an unprovoked attack on a man who then had to have maxillofacial surgery

The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, February 8 this year, at the Istanbul Kebab House on Broadway in Woking town centre.

A heated altercation inside the shop resulted in Smith punching the 33-year-old male victim in the face, in the process fracturing his jaw and cheekbone.

The injured man had to be subjected to serious maxillofacial surgery in which he had three metal plates secured inside his mouth as an aid to his recovery.

DC Dan Chant of Surrey Police said: “This was a vicious and unprovoked attack on another man, which left the victim in need of surgical intervention for a broken jaw and cheek.

“This sort of behaviour is completely unacceptable and has no place whatsoever in the county of Surrey.

“I hope that Smith’s sentence serves as a warning to others that we will always pursue offenders and we will put them before the courts to ensure that justice is served.”

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