Hastings man jailed for attempted murder of Wetherspoons' doorman

Michael Barrow was jailed for 13 years for the attach with a 10inch kitchen knife

Michael Barrow was jailed for 13 years for the attach with a 10inch kitchen knife

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A man has been jailed for 13 years for the attempted murder of a pub doorman.

Unemployed Michael Barrow, 45, of Milward Road, Hastings, tried to stab a member of door staff at Wetherspoons in Havelock Road shortly before midnight on Saturday July 6 last year.

He had been ejected from the pub a short while earlier for being drunk, went home, and returned with a 10" kitchen knife which he used repeatedly to try to stab the man, only being restrained by staff, patrons in the pub, and by police when they arrived minutes later.

He was detained and no one was injured apart from a staff member who was attacked, sustaining bruising to his hand.

Detective Constable Rob Mitchell-Davis said; "This was a very serious incident, which could have become even worse but for the prompt reactions of those who went to the doorman's aid.”

Barrow was jailed at Lewes Crown Court on Friday.

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5:21pm Mon 12 May 14

edgelow says...

And people whine about pubs shutting down. They should all be shut down then there wouldn't be more incidents like this... not to mention other examples of violent thuggery fueled by alcohol consumed in pubs.... disgusting
And people whine about pubs shutting down. They should all be shut down then there wouldn't be more incidents like this... not to mention other examples of violent thuggery fueled by alcohol consumed in pubs.... disgusting edgelow
  • Score: -21

5:27pm Mon 12 May 14

edgelow says...

As well as the incident catalogued above, more than three million deaths worldwide in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol - and Europe is the region with the highest consumption of alcohol per capita, according to a report.

Alcohol consumption can not only lead to dependence but also increases the risk of developing more than 200 diseases including liver cirrhosis and some cancers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

A report launched by the United Nations health agency found harmful use of alcohol - drinking that causes detrimental health and social consequences for the drinker, the people around the drinker and society at large - led to 3.3 million deaths around the world in 2012.

The Global status report on alcohol and health 2014 also found that harmful use of alcohol makes people more susceptible to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia.

The report provides country profiles for alcohol consumption in the 194 WHO member states, the impact on public health and policy responses.

Globally, Europe is the region with the highest consumption of alcohol per capita, with some of its countries having particularly high consumption rates, according to WHO.


Trend analysis shows that the consumption level is stable over the last five years in the region, as well as in Africa and the Americas, though increases have been reported in the South-East Asia and the Western Pacific regions.

Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO assistant director-general for non-communicable diseases and mental health, said there is "no room for complacency".

"More needs to be done to protect populations from the negative health consequences of alcohol consumption.

"The report clearly shows that there is no room for complacency when it comes to reducing the harmful use of alcohol," he said.
As well as the incident catalogued above, more than three million deaths worldwide in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol - and Europe is the region with the highest consumption of alcohol per capita, according to a report. Alcohol consumption can not only lead to dependence but also increases the risk of developing more than 200 diseases including liver cirrhosis and some cancers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. A report launched by the United Nations health agency found harmful use of alcohol - drinking that causes detrimental health and social consequences for the drinker, the people around the drinker and society at large - led to 3.3 million deaths around the world in 2012. The Global status report on alcohol and health 2014 also found that harmful use of alcohol makes people more susceptible to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia. The report provides country profiles for alcohol consumption in the 194 WHO member states, the impact on public health and policy responses. Globally, Europe is the region with the highest consumption of alcohol per capita, with some of its countries having particularly high consumption rates, according to WHO. Trend analysis shows that the consumption level is stable over the last five years in the region, as well as in Africa and the Americas, though increases have been reported in the South-East Asia and the Western Pacific regions. Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO assistant director-general for non-communicable diseases and mental health, said there is "no room for complacency". "More needs to be done to protect populations from the negative health consequences of alcohol consumption. "The report clearly shows that there is no room for complacency when it comes to reducing the harmful use of alcohol," he said. edgelow
  • Score: -15

5:29pm Mon 12 May 14

Martin999 says...

Why has the Argus spelt Weatherspoons with THREE s's.
Why has the Argus spelt Weatherspoons with THREE s's. Martin999
  • Score: -4

5:32pm Mon 12 May 14

Martin999 says...

Strange...........he doesn't look the sort to resort to violence.
Strange...........he doesn't look the sort to resort to violence. Martin999
  • Score: 21

7:54pm Mon 12 May 14

leftysmellbags says...

edgelow wrote:
As well as the incident catalogued above, more than three million deaths worldwide in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol - and Europe is the region with the highest consumption of alcohol per capita, according to a report.

Alcohol consumption can not only lead to dependence but also increases the risk of developing more than 200 diseases including liver cirrhosis and some cancers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

A report launched by the United Nations health agency found harmful use of alcohol - drinking that causes detrimental health and social consequences for the drinker, the people around the drinker and society at large - led to 3.3 million deaths around the world in 2012.

The Global status report on alcohol and health 2014 also found that harmful use of alcohol makes people more susceptible to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia.

The report provides country profiles for alcohol consumption in the 194 WHO member states, the impact on public health and policy responses.

Globally, Europe is the region with the highest consumption of alcohol per capita, with some of its countries having particularly high consumption rates, according to WHO.


Trend analysis shows that the consumption level is stable over the last five years in the region, as well as in Africa and the Americas, though increases have been reported in the South-East Asia and the Western Pacific regions.

Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO assistant director-general for non-communicable diseases and mental health, said there is "no room for complacency".

"More needs to be done to protect populations from the negative health consequences of alcohol consumption.

"The report clearly shows that there is no room for complacency when it comes to reducing the harmful use of alcohol," he said.
You sound you need a drink.
[quote][p][bold]edgelow[/bold] wrote: As well as the incident catalogued above, more than three million deaths worldwide in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol - and Europe is the region with the highest consumption of alcohol per capita, according to a report. Alcohol consumption can not only lead to dependence but also increases the risk of developing more than 200 diseases including liver cirrhosis and some cancers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. A report launched by the United Nations health agency found harmful use of alcohol - drinking that causes detrimental health and social consequences for the drinker, the people around the drinker and society at large - led to 3.3 million deaths around the world in 2012. The Global status report on alcohol and health 2014 also found that harmful use of alcohol makes people more susceptible to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and pneumonia. The report provides country profiles for alcohol consumption in the 194 WHO member states, the impact on public health and policy responses. Globally, Europe is the region with the highest consumption of alcohol per capita, with some of its countries having particularly high consumption rates, according to WHO. Trend analysis shows that the consumption level is stable over the last five years in the region, as well as in Africa and the Americas, though increases have been reported in the South-East Asia and the Western Pacific regions. Dr Oleg Chestnov, WHO assistant director-general for non-communicable diseases and mental health, said there is "no room for complacency". "More needs to be done to protect populations from the negative health consequences of alcohol consumption. "The report clearly shows that there is no room for complacency when it comes to reducing the harmful use of alcohol," he said.[/p][/quote]You sound you need a drink. leftysmellbags
  • Score: 9

12:02am Tue 13 May 14

Wide Bertha says...

Martin999 wrote:
Why has the Argus spelt Weatherspoons with THREE s's.
Probably the same reason you spelt Weatherspoons with an a ....
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: Why has the Argus spelt Weatherspoons with THREE s's.[/p][/quote]Probably the same reason you spelt Weatherspoons with an a .... Wide Bertha
  • Score: 4

9:20am Tue 13 May 14

andyfm says...

Martin999 wrote:
Why has the Argus spelt Weatherspoons with THREE s's.
Why have YOU spelt "WETHERSPOONS" incorrectly???
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: Why has the Argus spelt Weatherspoons with THREE s's.[/p][/quote]Why have YOU spelt "WETHERSPOONS" incorrectly??? andyfm
  • Score: 4

12:14pm Tue 13 May 14

ButtNuggets says...

Martin999 wrote:
Why has the Argus spelt Weatherspoons with THREE s's.
Haha, nice try buddy.
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: Why has the Argus spelt Weatherspoons with THREE s's.[/p][/quote]Haha, nice try buddy. ButtNuggets
  • Score: 2

12:23pm Tue 13 May 14

JerryOnly says...

Unluckily for us he'll be dealt with leniently as his attempt to murder at least one man that night will be due to his 'diminished responsibility.' Unemployed, drunk and violent. Remember, benefits are a hand up not a hand out, which is why he went out and got hammered on your tax money.
Unluckily for us he'll be dealt with leniently as his attempt to murder at least one man that night will be due to his 'diminished responsibility.' Unemployed, drunk and violent. Remember, benefits are a hand up not a hand out, which is why he went out and got hammered on your tax money. JerryOnly
  • Score: 5

6:06pm Tue 13 May 14

Martin999 says...

andyfm wrote:
Martin999 wrote:
Why has the Argus spelt Weatherspoons with THREE s's.
Why have YOU spelt "WETHERSPOONS" incorrectly???
Because I am not a journalist on a local newspaper. I am an uneducated labourer, not expected to be able to spell, The Argus on the other hand.............
[quote][p][bold]andyfm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: Why has the Argus spelt Weatherspoons with THREE s's.[/p][/quote]Why have YOU spelt "WETHERSPOONS" incorrectly???[/p][/quote]Because I am not a journalist on a local newspaper. I am an uneducated labourer, not expected to be able to spell, The Argus on the other hand............. Martin999
  • Score: -2

6:08pm Tue 13 May 14

Martin999 says...

Edgelow, You can stop posting now - we get the message.
Edgelow, You can stop posting now - we get the message. Martin999
  • Score: 0

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