Mark Jones, 36, of some unpronounceable town in Wales was sentenced to 26 months in prison for assaulting a man with a hammer, butter knife, and coffee table. It is about time society puts more effort into the removal of such dangerous items from homes.
One of the men who called that night at his home in Rhydyfelin, near Pontypridd, has never been identified.
The other, Mark Jones, 36, has been jailed for 26 months after admitting wounding Mr Williams.
He had fallen asleep watching TV when Jones, who he knew as “Sweepie” but hadn’t seen for years knocked his door.
Prosecutor David Pugh said: “He let him and another man in and was rolling a cigarette when Jones started accusing him of burgling him years before – something which was untrue but was an excuse to start assaulting him.
“He was punched repeatedly but managed to restrain Mark Jones until the other man hit him a heavy blow, either with an empty wine bottle or the hammer.
“He lost his grip, the defendant went to the kitchen picked up a butter knife and holding it like you would an ice pick tried to stab him in the face.
“As he raised his hand, it stabbed into his wrist and then went into both thighs before the other male hit him with the coffee table.
I am shocked to learn that alcohol might have been involved (/sarc). I am not surprised that Mr Jones has face 62 prior charges including multiple ones for assault. But it is the coffee table’s fault. Neither it nor the butter knife should have been in the victim’s home where they could cause the drunken,, habitually-violent Jones to attack.