Thug jailed for glass attack on Guildford doorman
By mattcollison | Thursday, October 04, 2012, 17:09
A VIOLENT thug who glassed a doorman in the face when he was asked to leave a wine bar in Guildford has been jailed.
Colin Burtenshaw was jailed for nine years for wounding a doorman at a wine bar.
Colin Burtenshaw, of New Cross Road, Guildford, was jailed for nine years for causing grievous bodily harm and wounding with intent.
The 29-year-old appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday (October 4) where he was found guilty of the offence in which the 28-year-old victim suffered serious facial injuries.
The incident, which has left the employee of the town centre wine bar with life changing injuries, happened at the premise in Chapel Street on Friday, 9 December last year. The doorman had requested Burtenshaw leave the bar because of his unacceptable behaviour and as a direct result of this intervention was smashed in the face with a glass.
Detective Constable Russell Cannon investigating officer said: "The sentence reflects the severity of this totally unprovoked crime in which an employee who was carrying out his usual duties was lucky not to have lost an eye and was left with severe facial injuries, which have had a long term impact on his life."