Lyme pub chef jailed after violent attack

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A LYME Regis chef has been jailed following a violent attack on a man in Exeter.

Alfie Valentine, aged 25, who lived and worked at the Cobb Arms in Lyme Regis, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and was jailed for 10 months at Exeter Crown Court on July 24.

The incident took place in the early hours of June 10 last year, when Valentine and a group of friends got into a brawl outside the John Lewis store.

A passer-by filmed the incident and was then chased by Valentine and three others down an alley and violently attacked.

Valentine was seen on CCTV punching the man seven times before kicking him in the face three times, knocking some of his teeth out and injuring his jaw. He then left the scene before returning a few minutes later and kicking the man again.

The incident was described in court as “pack aggression” with Valentine in the lead.

Rachel Smith, defending, said Valentine had been shocked by his own actions, had saved money to pay compensation and wanted to apologise to the victim.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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