Hammer attack in Dover which caused serious injuries leads to man jailed for four years and eight months

Contributed by editor on Feb 26, 2017 - 09:47 AM

A man who attacked a group of people with a hammer has been jailed for four years and eight months.


Police report that Thaddeus Wilson, 19 from Dover district smashed a window of a house in Balfour Road and then attacked two people with a hammer in the early hours of Thursday 25 August 2016.

Wilson had gone to the address with his friend Cameron Lawson after a brick was apparently thrown at the window of the property where he was with a group of friends.

Two people were treated in hospital after being hit with the hammer.

Wilson and Lawson, 21 from Shooters Hill were arrested a short while later at Lawson’s home address.

Wilson was charged with  two counts of wounding with intent, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.


Lawson, was charged with affray and both admitted the offences at Canterbury Crown Court on 22 February.

Lawson was jailed for 16 months.


Investigating officer Detective Constable Gen Wood said: "This incident left two people in hospital with serious injuries. More people could have been hurt. The sentences reflect the seriousness of the offending and has no doubt impacted not only on the lives of the people directly concerned but also on their families.


"Hopefully a message to all regarding the influence that alcohol amongst other substances can have on behaviour."

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