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Man who sprayed ammonia at nightclubbers jailed


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28-Aug-2014 14:25

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A man, who sprayed what was is believed to be ammonia at others in two unprovoked attacks, has today; Thursday, 28 August has been jailed for two years and four months.

Jonathan Lynn, 31 (27.10.82) of Dorking Close, Worcester Park, pleaded guilty to seven offences in relation to two incidents which occurred in the Vauxhall area on Sunday, 8 June.

The first incident took place at approximately 04:20hrs outside the entrance to the Lightbox Nightclub.

Two women were queuing to get into the club when they became involved in a minor argument with a group of men.

Lynn who was standing nearby and was not known to the women or the group of men came over and sprayed the men with the liquid.

Two of the group bore the brunt of the liquid, suffering burns to their faces and required hospital treatment.

Lynn walked away, heading in the direction of the junction with Bondway, SW8 where he then became involved in an argument with another man who he also sprayed with the same substance, causing burns to his face.

An investigation was launched by detectives from Lambeth who treated the incidents as homophobic hate crimes.

Lynn was identified and arrested on Thursday, 12 June. He was sentenced at the Inner London Crown Court today.

Detective Chief Inspector William White, Lambeth, said: “Lynn has never given an explanation as to why he did what he did that night or why he would go out armed with a corrosive liquid.”

+ Lynn pleaded guilty to seven offences:
- Offensive weapon
- ABH x 4
- Common assault x 2