Man jailed for violent burglary - Blunham

18/08/2014

A burglar who smashed a bottle of wine over a victim’s head before stabbing him in the face appeared at Luton Crown Court on Friday, 15 August 2014, and was jailed for 13 and a half years.

Jesse Smith, aged 33, of High Street, Biggleswade, was sentenced having pleaded guilty on 21 July 2014, to burglary, causing grievous bodily harm (GBH), and common assault.

The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday, 26 February, when the victim and his partner were woken by the sound of someone trying to break into their home in Grange Road, Blunham.

The victim confronted the two offenders, who demanded cash, before Smith hit him over the head with an empty wine bottle, which smashed. Smith then used the broken bottle to attack the victim leaving him with serious injuries to his face and neck.

As Smith and his accomplice tried to flee the property with a small amount of cash, he got his foot caught in a closing door and the victim was able to strike him several times with a torch which caused an injury to his face.

Smith finally managed to escape in a waiting car, but when police attended the scene they found traces of Smith's DNA, which led to his arrest.