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Margate; Man Jailed For Hammer Attack
A man who attacked another with a hammer after arranging to meet to fight, has been jailed for eight years and will spend a further three years on Licence.
Luke Ware, 24, from Athelston Road, Margate attacked the victim, aged 31, with a hammer on 14 September 2013.
The two had arranged to meet in Victoria Road, Margate to have a fight after exchanging words on a social networking site.
They had never met before but when they met, Ware produced a hammer and assaulted the victim by hitting him over the head, neck and shoulders numerous times.
The victim was taken to hospital and received treatment for numerous cuts to his head and shoulders.
Ware was arrested and denied any involvement in the attack, saying he was in a different place at the time of the attack.
After further investigation WARE was charged with Wounding with Intent (GBH) on 18 November 2013.
Forensic evidence and witness testimony provided sufficient evidence to make the jury sure that Ware was responsible for carrying out the attack and he was found guilty on 23 June 2014.
A judge at Canterbury Crown Court sentenced him on 24 July 2014.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Bradley Shingles said: "This was a vicious and pre-meditated attack with a hammer which could have so easily resulted in more serious injury. The sentence reflects the severity of the assault and will also act as a deterrent to those who arm themselves with no lawful purpose".
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