a man has been sentenced to prison after an attempted grievous bodily harm incident and other offences.
David Rowe, aged 34 of Eeles Close, Aylesbury, pleaded guilty at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday (17/9) to attempted grievous bodily harm (S18), possession of an offensive weapon, breach of a community behaviour order, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving a motor vehicle with no insurance and driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance.
At around 6.30pm on 11 May 2020, Rowe went to an address in Wallingford and attacked his victim with a claw hammer.
The victim, a man aged 31, received bruising to his body and arms.
Rowe was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Stephanie Barras-Thompson, of CID based at Abingdon police station, said: “Firstly my thoughts are with the victim of this case who could have been seriously hurt.
“Rowe carried out a sustained and unprovoked attack on his victim with a claw hammer.
“It is very fortunate that the victim did not sustain serious, lasting injuries as this could have had a very different outcome.