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Man jailed for assault, Stratford

News   •   Jul 04, 2017 15:35 BST

[Paul Chambers]

A man who slashed his victim in the face during an argument has been jailed.

Paul Chambers, 30 (03.09.86) of no fixed abode, was sentenced to five years' imprisonment at Snaresbrook Crown Court on Tuesday, 4 July after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm.

Chambers and the 38-year-old victim, who are known to each other, got into an argument in Broadway, Stratford, at around 00:30hrs on Saturday, 29 April after Chambers complained that he was making too much noise.

During the verbal exchange, Chambers pulled out a carpenter's knife and slashed the victim across the face.

Members of the public stopped to assist the injured man until the emergency services arrived.

The victim was taken to an east London hospital for treatment. He has been left with a permanent scar.

Chambers was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, and he was subsequently charged with GBH with intent, and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

The charge of possession of a bladed article in a public place will lie on file.

DC Adam Daisley of Newham Borough said: "This was a violent attack which has left the victim permanently disfigured. I am pleased that the court recognised the severity of the incident and handed down a stiff sentence."