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8 month prison sentence for Waun Wen man after unprovoked assault

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Craig Bailey (42) has been jailed for 8 months for Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) and possession of an offensive weapon following an unprovoked assault of a 43 year old man.

The incident occurred just after 2.30pm on Wednesday 2nd June on Waun Wen Road in Swansea.

The victim was walking to his local shop when he became involved in an altercation with two young men.

A unidentified man, who was passing by, intervened and followed the two youths towards the Spar store. One of the youths enters the store and comes out with Craig Bailey. Both the youths and Craig Bailey assault the man.

The victim attempted to break up the fight on the unidentified man when Craig Bailey wrapped a thick heavy duty silver metal chain around his left hand and punched him to the left side of his head causing a gash to his forehead above his eyebrow. The blow caused the victim to fall to the floor and lose consciousness for a few seconds. Whilst on the floor, the victim was kicked and stamped on by Craig Bailey and the youths, causing injuries to his shoulder, head and left hand.

The victim was subsequently taken to hospital by attending officers for treatment on his injuries.

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The Spar shop on the junction of Waun Wen Road and Carmarthen Road where the assault took place
(Image: Google Maps)

Craig Bailey handed himself into police on Monday 7th June 2021 following a wanted appeal that had been published on social media.

The second suspect was arrested on suspicion of Affray and ABH. The third suspect is currently unknown.

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The officer in charge of the case Police Constable Abi Doxsey said: “Craig Bailey subjected the victim to an unprovoked assault.

“Violent incidents of this nature are completely unacceptable. Thankfully, the victim didn’t sustain any life changing or life threatening injuries however the consequences of the incident could have been much worse.

“We are committed to bringing violent offenders to justice and making our communities safer places to live, work and visit.

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“I hope that this case, and the fact that Craig Bailey is now behind bars facing the consequences of his actions, deters others from committing such offences. I also hope that it highlights the fact that we take offences such as this extremely seriously.”

(Lead image: South Wales Police)

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