Buxton club attack: CCTV shows moment man glassed reveller

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Jake Saxon has been jailed for the unprovoked assault in which he smashed a glass in the face of another man.

Shocking CCTV footage shows the moment a nightclub reveler was scarred for life after glasses went over his face.

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The attacker, 23-year-old Jake Saxon, was sentenced to 12 months in prison because his actions left permanent scars on the victim’s face after treatment at the hospital.

Saxon’s attack happened at The Vault in Buxton in September last year when he approached his victim, said something they didn’t hear, before slamming the glass in the man’s face.

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Jake Saxon, 23, caught a glimpse of a nightclub-goer.

A court heard Saxon approach the man and say something to him the victim didn’t hear – before stepping back and slapping a shot glass in his face.

Disturbing footage shows the victim with blood pouring down his face after the vicious attack around 1.10am.

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Saxon now faces the “consequences” of the split-second decision

He was taken to the hospital where his wound required stitches and he has permanent scars on his face.

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Mechanical engineer Saxon was thrown out by bouncers before being arrested by police at his home in Leek, Staffs, the following day.

He went on to confess to an assault involving grievous bodily harm and was sentenced to 12 months in prison at Derby Crown Court on July 29.

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PC Lora Holdgate, of Derbyshire Police, said afterwards: “Saxon is now facing the consequences of what appeared to be a split-second decision to carry out an unprovoked attack which has left permanent scars on the victim and has had a lasting impact on his mental well-being.

23-year-old Jake Saxon was sentenced to 12 months in prison.

“While that won’t make up for any verdict, I hope the outcome will offer him some closure in court.

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“We would like to thank The Vault for their actions that evening and for working with us throughout the investigation to ensure a conviction was secured.

“Violence has no place on our licensed premises and is totally unacceptable.

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“This case is an example of how we will work to ensure those involved in this type of behavior are found and brought to justice.”

Saxon’s sentence expires in July 2023.

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