Man jailed for GBH following pub brawl - Bracknell

04/08/2014

A man appeared at Reading Crown Court on Friday, 01 August 2014 and was jailed for three years and eight months for two counts of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and possession of an offensive weapon.

Jimmy Kelly, aged 22, of Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham, had pleaded guilty on 16 June 2014, to one count of grievous bodily harm with intent, one count of grievous bodily harm by wounding, and a count of possession of an offensive weapon.

At around 1am on 08 March this year, a fight broke out at The Goose public house in Bracknell.  During the fight, Kelly drove a Volkswagen Golf at speed towards a group of men. He got out of the car and joined in the fight.

Kelly was seen on CCTV to crouch down and remove an item from his sock, which transpired to be a knife.  A 24-year-old man sustained a cut from the knife.

The fight came to an end and one of the groups of men walked away from the pub down the road.  Kelly got back into his car, rapidly accelerated down the road and swerved towards the group mounting the pavement and driving into them.  A 22-year-old man was thrown across the bonnet into the windscreen, which smashed, and was thrown into the air.

Kelly drove away and mounted the kerb to escape from police.  Officers later found Kelly hiding in a bush, but he ran off. He was located and arrested, the car keys were discovered in his pocket, and the Volkswagen Golf was found nearby.