Trio jailed after man slashed with knifeBy Nick Edmondson
September 25, 2012
A PAIR of men who carried out a vicious Stanley knife attack outside an Aldershot pub and another who threatened the victim not to give evidence have been jailed.
John Boy Jones, 38, and Daniel Peerless, 27, left their victim with potentially life-threatening injuries following the attack at the Goose Pub.
On the afternoon of May 14, 2011, the pair got into a scuffle with the 35-year-old victim in the pub.
The man fled, but they caught him and forced his head through a glass panel in the door of the Alexandra Hotel, on Alexandra Road.
The man was then slashed with a Stanley knife, police said, causing deep wounds to his back and lower torso.
Jones, of Wood Street Village in Guildford, and Peerless, of Romsey Road, Winchester, pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm at Winchester Crown Court and were both sentenced to eight years in prison.
Detective Constable Gavin Whyte said: "This was an extremely violent attack on the victim, which has had a significant effect on his life."
The victim of the attack was targeted again before the trial when he was contacted by Gary Jones on February 23.
Jones, 49, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of intimidating a witness after calling the victim and threatening him with violent consequences if he were to give evidence at the trial of his attackers.
He was sentenced to two years in prison and must comply with an antisocial behaviour order upon his release, which bans him from entering any pubs in Aldershot's town centre.
Detective Inspector Darren Barrett of Aldershot CID said: "Knife crime is still rare within North Hampshire and the sentence given to these offenders should serve as a warning to others that such violence will not be tolerated in Hart and Rushmoor."