Man used microwave ‘as weapon’ in Torquay drunken brawl

Maciej WasiewiczImage copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Maciej Wasiewicz punched his pal unconscious earlier than hitting him with the microwave

A person who slammed a microwave oven into his pal’s head in a battle at their residence has been jailed.Maciej Wasiewicz, 32, used the equipment “as a weapon” to hit Damien Bakalarz after knocking him unconscious in a drunken brawl, Exeter Crown Court heard.

The sufferer suffered facial fractures and a bleed on the mind in the assault in Torquay, Devon, in June.

Wasiewicz, of Tor Church Road, Torquay, beforehand pleaded responsible to grievous bodily hurt with intent and was jailed for seven-and-a-half years .

Sentencing, Judge Peter Johnson mentioned: “This was a sustained attack using a microwave as a weapon.”

Wasiewicz and Mr Bakalarz had been ingesting vodka in a close-by cemetery in the morning, earlier than a battle broke out on the home in Tor Church Road the place they each had rooms.

‘Turned to drink’

Mr Bakalarz began the battle for causes that have been unclear, however Wasiewicz repeatedly punched him till he was unconscious, the courtroom heard.The decide mentioned: “The attack continued with you slamming a microwave into his head.”The situation of Mr Bakalarz had improved however he would want “continued supervision for some time to come”, Judge Johnson added.Defending, Lee Bremridge mentioned Wasiewicz was a educated engineer who had moved from Poland to the UK in 2016.He mentioned: “The weapon used to cause the injury was not the most obvious.”Mr Bremridge mentioned Wasiewicz had labored in building however when that job ended he had turned to drink.

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