Worcester Park man jailed for ammonia attack on clubbers

Jonathan Lynn

Jonathan Lynn

First published in News Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Sutton

A drunken thug who sprayed a noxious substance into the faces of three men outside a nightclub has been jailed.

Jonathan Lynn carried out the vicious assaults outside a nightclub in Vauxhall, south London, in the early hours of the morning, following heated exchanges with the group.

One of his victims was male model Pariche Frith, who told the court he felt like his face was melting after Lynn threw ammonia at him, and feared he would never work again.

Lynn, from Dorking Close in Worcester Park, was out in Vauxhall when he encountered Frith and two friends.

Lynn and Frith got into a row over a girl, with the model remarking he was gay and not into women.

Lynn, 31, then sprayed two of the men with the ammonia before heading off to attend an after-party at the nearby Lightbox club.

At his sentencing at Inner London Crown Court today it was heard Lynn later accused a man in the queue of stamping on his foot.

The two men exchanged words, before Lynn reached for his ammonia again and sprayed it in the man’s face.

Both attacks took place on July 8 shortly after 4am.

Lynn pleaded guilty to three counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and two counts of common assault.

He also admitted another charge of possession of an offensive weapon.

Sentencing him to two years and four months in prison, Recorder David Etherington, said: "They were vile, violent, cowardly and disgraceful attacks, which have wrecked a number of people’s lives."

Lynn was given credit for his guilty pleas and handed two years in prison for each of his three charges of actual bodily harm.

He was also sentenced to four months for two common assaults, and 12 months for possession of an offensive weapon, to run concurrently.


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