A man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison following an incident in Walton in January 2017.
Jack Psaras, 31, of Warde Chase, Walton was with a group of three friends in the Bath House restaurant on Friday, January 20, playing pool and buying drinks.
Nicholas Brown and four of his friends entered the restaurant shortly after and are sat in the same area, also playing pool.
Both groups started talking together.
Shortly before 11pm the group Psaras was with left the restaurant. Nicholas also left, with Psaras walking behind him, and stops on the road outside.
Psaras, after enquiring what was going on has produced an item containing a liquid, which he threw in the face of Nicholas causing him instant pain and left the scene.
Nicholas was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries. As a result he is left with a partial loss of sight in his right eye and is unable to read through it.
Psaras appeared at Chelmsford Crown Court on Wednesday, July 26 where he was sentenced to 11 years for grievous bodily harm with intent, after CCTV footage showed him throwing the liquid at Nicholas.
This footage, provided by the owner of the restaurant, proved an invaluable part of the evidence shown in court.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Luke Howard said, “This was an unprovoked attack on an innocent member of the public and the lengthy sentence given is evidence of how seriously we take this type of crime where liquids are carried by persons with the intent of using them on others to cause harm.
The bravery Nicholas Brown has shown throughout the case is incredible and his cooperation with our enquiries has meant we have been able to bring Jack Psaras to justice.”