A 39-year-old man from London has been jailed for eight years with a further three years on licence, after he was convicted of assault in Marlow.

Joseph Crowe, of High Street, Brent, pleaded guilty to the crimes at Aylesbury Crown Court on Tuesday, February 23.

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This is relation to an incident that happened on Friday, October 16, 2020, at the Britannia Pub in Marlow, when Crowe launched an unprovoked attack on a 24-year-old man.

Crowe, who was sentenced on Wednesday, April 28, punched and stamped on the man until he was stopped by other members of the public, whom he then also assaulted.

The Britannia Pub in Marlow

Bucks Free Press: The Britannia pub in Marlow (Pictured in June 2017)The Britannia pub in Marlow (Pictured in June 2017)

He then left the pub but was arrested shortly afterward, before he was charged and was remanded in custody a day after the attack.

The man who was assaulted suffered numerous serious injuries and spent several days in hospital.

One of the injuries was a fractured skull.

In all, Crowe was convicted of one count of grievous bodily harm and two counts of assault by beating.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Louise Snodgrass, of High Wycombe CID, said: “This was an unprovoked and vicious attack which occurred in a busy public house.

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“The attack caused distress to everyone who witnessed the violent incident, and left the victim with serious injuries.

Bucks Free Press: Crowe, 39, was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on April 28 Crowe, 39, was sentenced at Aylesbury Crown Court on April 28

“The sentencing reflects the gravity of the offence committed.

“I would like to pay tribute to the members of the public who helped the victim by providing first aid at the scene and who came forward to support the police investigation.

“I hope that this sentence provides the victim with some form of closure for which can only be described as an extremely traumatic ordeal.”