Bottle attack widow’s plea

Jane Sherriff with family and friends presenting her Bottle Stop petition at Downing Street.
Jane Sherriff with family and friends presenting her Bottle Stop petition at Downing Street.
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THE widow of a man who died after he was slashed with a broken bottle has handed a petition into Downing Street calling for the use of plastic bottles.

Phillip Sherriff, 37, from Scorton, near Garstang, was at a London nightclub in April when Ashley Charles, 26, attacked him with a glass bottle.

Charles, from Leicester, was given a life sentence for the murder.

Mr Sherriff’s widow, Jane, has gathered 119,000 names on a petition which aims to get glass bottles banned from late-night venues.

Mrs Sherriff said: “Three months into my grief I thought ‘I have to turn this around. I have to make something good come out of Phil’s death’.

“I’m not asking for a blanket ban in a hotel or a restaurant, I’m looking at specific venues where you know problems are going to happen.”

She added that support for her Facebook campaign, Bottle Stop, had been “overwhelming”.

Mr Sherriff, a father-of-two, was attacked at Pulse in Southwark in April, during an event which included a live performance by singer Jessie J. CCTV showed Charles grabbing the bottle and plunging it into Sherriff’s neck.

Charles will serve at least 14 years in prison for the killing.

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