Bromley man jailed after golf club attack
PUBLISHED: 10:21 20 August 2014 | UPDATED: 10:21 20 August 2014
A man has been jailed for four years after viciously assaulting a teenager with a golf club.
Alfie Barrett, 23, of Main Road, St Mary Cray, was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on August 15 after pleading guilty to committing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Barrett attacked his 17-year-old victim at St Mary Cray station in November, walking up behind him and hitting him with the golf club.
He hit the victim repeatedly and kicked him as he lay semi-conscious on the ground.
The teenager was left with a broken elbow, a deep cut to his head and a bruised torso.
Det Const Steve Best said: “This was a brutal and sustained attack that left a young man with nasty injuries.
“When the weapon was recovered by officers, it was in two pieces; the intensity of the attack causing the head of the club to break away. This demonstrates the extreme force Barrett used to attack his defenceless victim.
“I’d like to thank the many eyewitnesses who came to the aid of the victim in the moments following the attack and who also provided us with detailed statements, which greatly assisted with our investigation.”