A violent thug who left one of his victims partially paralysed has been jailed for ten years.
Connor Warner was jailed at Chelmsford Crown Court on Tuesday June 18 for attacking five men in three separate incidents in Chelmsford, Canvey and Southend.
Speaking after the hearing, Detective Superintendent Scott Cannon said:
“Warner is a violent thug who carried out vicious and needless attacks on five victims.
“The sentence reflects the seriousness of his crimes, including the psychological impact and physical injuries these men have suffered.
“He will now be off the streets of Essex for a considerable time, and I hope this gives his victims some comfort.”
Warner, 22, viciously assaulted a doorman and knocked another man unconscious after becoming drunk while celebrating his birthday at Club Tantalize in Barrack Square, Chelmsford, in the early hours of February 25 last year.
Warner, of Cambridge Road, Canvey, became violent inside the club and his friends moved him outside. But he forced his way back in and smashed a glass into the face of a door supervisor who had pulled him back outside.
The thug then pushed his way back into the club, where his cousin Tyler Mackelken was arguing with someone.
A third man was attempting to intervene and calm them down. But Warner threw a candle holder at him and punched him twice in the face.
The 42-year-old victim fell and was knocked unconscious. He is still suffering from partial paralysis, caused by post-concussion syndrome.
Warner admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent, affray and actual bodily harm when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on April 3 this year.
Mackelken, 24, of Fords Park Road, Canning Town, was charged with affray, which he admitted at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on March 7 this year. Sentencing has been adjourned to a later date.
Warner’s friend, Oliver Poole, was also charged with affray after he was seen throwing objects into the club. He initially denied the charge but pleaded guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court on May 7.
He was sentenced to an 18-month community order on June 18 and must complete 200 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £1,000 costs.
In a separate incident, Warner assaulted a 41-year-old man in Link Road, Canvey, on March 9 this year.
He hit him with a glass bottle, chased him as he tried to run away and attacked him again. The victim suffered a large cut to his head that required surgery.
Warner was arrested at the scene and charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon. He admitted the charges at Basildon Crown Court on April 12.
He was also charged after spraying CS spray into the faces of two men at East Coast Social in London Road, Southend, on December 3, 2017.
He admitted charges of administering a poison or noxious substance with intent and possession of a prohibited weapon when he appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on June 18 this year.
He also admitted possession of an offensive weapon after he was caught on CCTV carrying a hammer in the waistband of his trousers in the Lucy Road area of Southend in the early hours of April 29 last year.