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Two attacked with hammer in Chesham: Man jailed

Dale Wheeler pleaded guilty to GBH with intent after the incident at a pub in December.

Published by Dan Gooding at 10:25am 5th May 2020. 3-minute read.

Two attacked with hammer in Chesham: Man jailed

A man has been jailed after two people were attacked with a hammer outside a Chesham pub.

Dale Wheeler has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison, after that incident and another in Chalfont St. Peter.

Wheeler, aged 28, of Jubilee Lane, Taplow, was convicted of two counts of grievous bodily harm with intent and one count of affray.

These convictions relate to incidents that occurred on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December 2019 in Chesham and Chalfont St Peter.

In the first incident, two victims, both aged 21, were in the General Arms on High Street, Chesham.

One of the victims was involved in a verbal altercation with Wheeler, before leaving the premises.

Shortly afterwards the victims were assaulted by Wheeler who struck them one after the other in the head with a hammer at the junction of The Backs and Whitehill. Both victims sustained serious facial injuries.

One incident happened near a pub on Chesham's High Street

In a separate incident in the early hours of 22 December, Wheeler was seen on CCTV fighting with a man at Winkers Night Club in Chalfont St Peter.

During the fight, Wheeler armed himself with a bottle and during the struggle another man received wounds to his back and arm believed to have been caused by the bottle.

Following efforts to locate him, Wheeler handed himself into police on 30 December 2019 and was arrested.

He was charged with two counts of GBH with intent and one count of affray on 1 January 2020.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Nick Widdison, of CID at Aylesbury, said:

“Wheeler is a dangerous and violent offender.

“The first incident was a completely disproportionate attack, which left both victims with serious injuries.

“Hours later, Wheeler then attacked another man with a bottle, causing a deep wound.

“I am pleased that we have been able to bring Wheeler to account and he will not be able to cause further harm or fear of violence to our community.”

He was jailed for eight years and four months with an extended licence period of three years in an appearance at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday (1/5).

He had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and one count of affray in a hearing at the same court on 10 February.

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