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Lewis Kerby Biography
Lewis Kerby, 27, attacked his victim outside the Robin Hood pub in Southampton, Hampshire, so brutally that he required a metal plate to be placed on his head.
After a scuffle in the pub, Kerby picked up the gun from his car and repeatedly hit the man who had been trying to help his brother.
Video footage of the incident shows Kerby beating the man with the bat until the weapon breaks.
Now, following the attack, Kerby has been jailed for 32 months.
On August 19 this year, a fight between Kerby’s friend and another man spilled out outside the pub following a disagreement.
Kerby claimed that he “genuinely thought his friend was in danger,” so he retrieved the baseball bat and attacked the man, whose name has not been identified.
Prosecutor Roderick Blain said he originally hit his victim in the shoulder before striking him again, causing him to fall to the ground.
Kerby claimed that he “genuinely thought his friend was in danger” so he retrieved the baseball bat and attacked the man, whose name has not been identified.
He accepted that Kerby, from Southampton, had hit his victim four or five times.
Kerby admitted to causing serious bodily harm with intent and possession of an offensive weapon, though Missouri said the bat was not in the car with the intent to use it for violent purposes.
Judge Nicholas Rowland described his actions as “completely exaggerated in self-defence”.
DC Hayley Channell, who led the Hampshire Police investigation, said: “This was a serious incident witnessed by many people where the victim was brutally assaulted.”
“One of our priorities in Southampton is keeping people safe in and around our pubs, bars and clubs, and our licensing team works very closely with gate staff, venues and other partners, including council, to prevent incidents like this from happening.”