April 20, 2022 10.22 am This story is over 25 months old

Wisbech man jailed for four years after shocking nightclub glass attack

The victim suffered permanent damage to his face

By Local Democracy Reporter

A 27-year-old man has been jailed for four years after an unprovoked attack with a glass on someone in a Wisbech nightclub left them with permanent scars.

Mark Crosby, otherwise known as Mark Fisher, was in the H20 nightclub on Chapel Road on October 5, 2019, when just after midnight he noticed another man at the bar looking at him.

Crosby walked over to the man and smashed a small spirit glass into the side of his face before punching him in the head.

He fled the scene after the incident and an ambulance was called, but the victim managed to make his own way to the hospital.

The victim has been left with significant and permanent injuries, including facial scarring, blurring of vision and watery eyes.

Crosby, of Small Lode, Upwell, Wisbech, was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm with intent, before answering “no comment” to all questions in police interview.

However, he later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four years in prison at Peterborough Crown Court.

Jude Matthew Lowe, sentencing, said there was a “degree of animosity” between Crosby and the girlfriend of the man he had attacked, arising from “his relationship with the travelling community.”

The attack is thought to have been a follow-up from a feud between the two men in 2017, but no criminal charges were brought back then.

The judge stated that he believed the meeting of the two men at H20 was coincidental, but that the attack was a “totally unprovoked act of cowardice” on a defenceless victim.

Det Sgt Darryl Purdy, who investigated, said: “Using a glass as a weapon, Crosby launched a completely unprovoked attack on another man who has been left with permanent scarring.

“Violence like this is completely unacceptable and we will do all we can to bring offenders who commit this type of crime to justice.”