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JUMP STREET: Man jailed for assaulting man who jumped from first floor window in Berkhamsted to escape

 Published on: 22nd October 2019   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man who carried out an attack on another man who jumped out of a first-floor window to escape was jailed.

The victim, who found himself being assaulted in a Berkhamsted flat was able to run to a nearby pub in the high street to raise the alarm and the police were called.

Troy Whiting, 45, of Douglas Gardens in Berkhamsted pleaded guilty to two offences of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, driving with excess alcohol and no insurance AND was jailed for a total of 19 months when he appeared at Luton crown court today (Tuesday, October 22).

The court was told on April 27 this year Whiting and a friend went out drinking in Berkhamsted.

That evening the pair were making their way home when they decided to call in on a mutual acquaintance who lived in a flat in the High Street.

Prosecutor Stefan Weidman said the man’s flatmate answered them and told them their friend was out.

The court was told Whiting became agitated on the doorstep and made his way into the property

Inside he assaulted the flatmate pinning him to the wall.

He also attacked a friend of the man who had come round to watch TV and his fiend was head-butted and suffered a chipped tooth.

Mr Weidman said Whiting then poured a bottle of beer over the man’s head telling him “Lucky I don’t bottle you”.

The court was told the man was so frightened he escaped from the first floor flat by jumping from the window and making his way to a nearby pub to raise the alarm.

Whiting made off from the scene in his friend’s car, but quickly pulled up when a police car caught up with him.

Mr Weidman said he was found to be over the drink drive limit.

Whiting was jailed for a total of 19 months and disqualified from driving for four years and nine months.

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