A DOORMAN who left a pubgoer with serious knife injuries after an altercation at a Marlow pub is starting a four year jail term.

Anthony Wyllie left his 21-year-old victim David Hunter with serious cuts to his neck and left arm, which later required hospital surgery because they were so severe.

Wyllie, of Abbey Barn Road, High Wycombe, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm and possession of a bladed article by an Aylesbury Crown Court jury.

The court heard 50-year-old Wyllie was a member of the door staff at the Cross Keys in Spittal Street when he became involved in an altercation in the pub's beer garden.

During the incident, which happened at about 10.15pm on Saturday June 9 last year, Mr Hunter suffered a 15cm cut to his neck which cut through the muscle and another bad cut to his left arm.

Wyllie was cleared of GBH with intent but convicted of the alternative charge.

Yesterday he was jailed for four years for GBH and was given a concurrent two year prison sentence for the possession of a bladed article.

Speaking after sentencing the Investigating Officer, DC Jemma Tamplin of Amersham CID, said: "The victim in this case received severe injuries caused by a knife used by a member of door staff, who was employed to look after the customers of the pub and prevent these types of offences from taking place.

"This is another example of the damage and devastation knives cause and Mr Wyllie’s sentence should be a reminder for those who carry and use knives that if caught, they run the risk of a prison sentence."