Cambridge man who stuck victim with baton jailed for four and a half years
A Cambridge man who struck his victim with a baton more than 10 times on the head and back in an unprovoked attack has been jailed for four and a half years.
Vincent Marsh grabbed the 37-year-old from behind and put the baton across his throat in Fen Road, Chesterton, on January 12.
The man tried to run away, but Marsh caught up with him and struck him repeatedly, causing him to fall to the ground.
Marsh, 53, of Newmarket Road, cycled off. The victim was taken to hospital and treated for lacerations on his face and head.
Having previously pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon, Marsh was sentenced to four and a half year in jail at Cambridge Crown Court on Wednesday (June 9).
Detective Constable Matt Smith said: “Marsh is a violent individual who carried out a completely unprovoked attack. His obscene and violent behaviour will now serve him a substantial time behind bars.”