A ‘dangerous offender’ has been jailed for five years after he admitted to sexual assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and also breach of his sexual offender notification requirements.
Phillip Weaver (33) of Cottingham Road, Hull, appeared at Hull Crown Court on Monday 23 May for sentencing after pleading guilty to the offences.
Weaver was also handed an extended four-year licence period to commence on his release due to his classification as a dangerous offender.
The assault took place on Saturday 1 January 1 2022 when Weaver became verbally abusive to his victim, before hitting them with a metal bar, causing injuries to their face.
DC Annabel Devall, leading the investigation, said: “The courage and bravery that this victim has shown throughout the entirety of this investigation has been incredible. This dangerous offender caused the victim great physical and mental harm.
“I know nothing will take away the suffering that Weaver has caused the victim, but I hope the outcome at court will provide them with some closure in knowing that he is now behind bars and unable to attack anyone else.
“If you have been the victim of sexual violence, there are various ways you can report it to the police.
“You can speak to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, or you can report directly through our 101 number, or 999 in an emergency.
“You will be listened to. We will work with you and we will continue to take action against offenders.”
You can call us on 101 to report an incident, or always call 999 in an emergency.