Dramatic CCTV footage has captured the horrific moment a man had a pint glass violently smashed across his face in an “homophobic” attack in a London pub.
Anjungi Lam was jailed for two years following the attack on a 23-year-old man earlier this year.
The 35-year-old was also jailed for an additional year for a number of other violent offences not linked to the attack.
His victim, who had just walked into the pub hand-in-hand with his 20-year-old boyfriend, suffered cuts to his nose, lip and neck, a chipped tooth and damaged cornea.
Flying glass also hit his boyfriend in the eye.
Lam had previously admitted grievous bodily harm at Inner London Crown Court on June 23, and was sentenced on Friday (November 17).
The victim had entered the Kentish Drovers pub in Peckham High Street at 10.30pm on March 5 and was at the bar deciding what drink to have when Lam then raced towards him and smashed a pint glass against the right side of his face.
He ran out of the pub, but was easily identifiable as not only was the attack captured on CCTV, but he had worked in the pub for three months before being sacked for poor timekeeping.
Lam, from Addington Road in Croydon, was arrested on May 19 and charged.
Investigating officer PC Lance Sharrock, from Southwark’s Community Safety Unit , said: “This was an entirely unprovoked incident.
“Lam did not know the victim or his partner, they had not spoken nor had any disagreement to provoke such a violent attack.
“The victims felt Lam must have been motivated by homophobia as they entered the pub holding hands and we began a hate crime investigation.
“Lam was quickly identified and I am pleased at his sentence which shows that incidents of this nature will not be tolerated.”
He was given an additional year in prison for separate actual bodily harm, assault by beating, theft and having an offensive weapon.
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