Man caught on CCTV slamming shot glass into reveller's face in unprovoked nightclub attack

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Shocking CCTV shows moment Jake Saxon glassed a nightlcub reveller in the face on the dancefloor during an unprovoked attack. See story SWMRglassed Shocking CCTV shows moment a thug glassed a nightlcub reveller in the face on the dancefloor during an unprovoked attack. Man jailed for permanently scarring another man in glass attack. Jake Saxon, of Buxton Road, Blackshaw Moor, in Leek, Staffordshire pleaded guilty to the assault which left a young man with permanent scarring. The 23-year-old was drinking in The Vault, on High Street in Buxton at around 1.10am on Sunday 12 September 2021 when he approached another man on the dancefloor. Saxon said something to him, which the victim didn’t hear, stepped back and slammed the glass in his face, causing a large deep cut. The victim was taken to hospital, where he needed stitches for the wound.
CCTV footage shows the moment, top left, that Jake Saxon glassed another man in the face in a Derbyshire nightclub. (SWNS)

A man caught on CCTV slamming a shot glass into another reveller's face in a nightclub has been jailed for a year.

Jake Saxon, 23, carried out the unprovoked attack on another man in The Vault nightclub in Buxton, Derbyshire, on 12 September last year.

The victim was left scarred for life by the attack, which took place on the dance floor of the club at about 1.10am.

Derby Crown Court heard that Saxon approached the man and said something to him which the victim did not hear, before stepping back and shoving the shot glass into his face.

The attack was captured on the nightclub's CCTV, and shows the victim with blood pouring down his face.

Shocking CCTV shows moment Jake Saxon glassed a nightlcub reveller in the face on the dancefloor during an unprovoked attack. See story SWMRglassed Shocking CCTV shows moment a thug glassed a nightlcub reveller in the face on the dancefloor during an unprovoked attack. Man jailed for permanently scarring another man in glass attack. Jake Saxon, of Buxton Road, Blackshaw Moor, in Leek, Staffordshire pleaded guilty to the assault which left a young man with permanent scarring. The 23-year-old was drinking in The Vault, on High Street in Buxton at around 1.10am on Sunday 12 September 2021 when he approached another man on the dancefloor. Saxon said something to him, which the victim didn’t hear, stepped back and slammed the glass in his face, causing a large deep cut. The victim was taken to hospital, where he needed stitches for the wound.
Jake Saxon, circled, shoved a shot glass into another nightclub reveller's face in an unprovoked attack. (SWNS)
Jake Saxon was sentenced to 12 months in prison for the nightclub attack. (SWNS)
Jake Saxon was sentenced to 12 months in prison for the nightclub attack. (SWNS)

He was taken to hospital and needed stitches for the wound. He has been left with permanent facial scarring.

Saxon, a mechanical engineer, was thrown out of the nightclub by bouncers before being arrested the following day by police at his home in Leek, Staffordshire.

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He later pleaded guilty to assault occasioning grievous bodily harm and was jailed for 12 months at Derby Crown Court on 29 July.

Police Constable Lora Holdgate, from Derbyshire Police, said: “Saxon is now facing the consequences of what was seemingly a split-second decision to carry out an unprovoked assault which left the victim with permanent scarring, and a lasting impact on his mental wellbeing.

Shocking CCTV shows moment Jake Saxon glassed a nightlcub reveller in the face on the dancefloor during an unprovoked attack. See story SWMRglassed Shocking CCTV shows moment a thug glassed a nightlcub reveller in the face on the dancefloor during an unprovoked attack. Man jailed for permanently scarring another man in glass attack. Jake Saxon, of Buxton Road, Blackshaw Moor, in Leek, Staffordshire pleaded guilty to the assault which left a young man with permanent scarring. The 23-year-old was drinking in The Vault, on High Street in Buxton at around 1.10am on Sunday 12 September 2021 when he approached another man on the dancefloor. Saxon said something to him, which the victim didn’t hear, stepped back and slammed the glass in his face, causing a large deep cut. The victim was taken to hospital, where he needed stitches for the wound.
The victim, pictured top left, of Jake Saxon's attack was left with permanent facial scarring. (SWNS)

“Although no sentence will make up for that, I hope that the result at court will offer him some closure.

“We would like to thank The Vault for their actions that evening and for working with us throughout the investigation to help ensure a conviction was secured.

“Violence has no place in our licensed premises and is completely unacceptable.

"This case is an example of how we will work to ensure those involved in this type of behaviour will be found and brought to justice.”