Man who left victim in 'life-threatening' condition after hitting them with bottle in Blackburn jailed

A man who attacked a person with a vodka bottle after walking into a house in Blackburn has been jailed.

Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 6:14 pm

Police were called to reports a man had suffered a significant head injury at an address in Nuttall Street on August 22, 2020.

It was found the victim had suffered a large cut to his head and had lost a significant amount of blood when emergency services arrived.

Officers say at one stage it was feared the victims' injuries were life-threatening, but "that proved not to be the case".

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Glynn Threlfall (pictured) been sent to prison for 32 months.

Following a number of enquiries police arrested Glynn Threlfall, of Pilmuir Road, Blackburn, later the same day on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

The 28-year-old appeared at Preston Crown Court today (February 17) where he was due to stand trial.

He pleaded guilty to a Section 20 assault on the full facts of the prosecution’s case and was given an immediate custodial sentence.

DC Vicky Heys, of East CID, said: "This was a cowardly attack which could have easily resulted in the loss of a man's life. It is more through luck than judgement that Threlfall wasn’t facing an even more serious charge.

"I am glad that Threlfall is now in a prison cell and the people of East Lancashire can have some respite from someone who has shown a propensity for using violence.

"This should send out a clear message to others that if you attack people with weapons then you should expect to go to prison."

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