Thug jailed for glass attack

Philip Sherriff, who died after being attacked with a bottle at a Blackberry party in London.
Philip Sherriff, who died after being attacked with a bottle at a Blackberry party in London.
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A GRAPHIC designer who brutally stabbed a man with a broken bottle has been jailed for life.

Ashley Charles, 26, plunged a broken beer bottle into 37-year-old Philip Sherriff’s neck following a Jessie J gig in central London.

Mr Sherriff, from Preston, died four days after he was attack in the Pulse nightclub, at a party hosted by Blackberry, the company he worked for.

Charles, of Nevanthon Road, Leicester, had denied the charge, claiming he acted in self defence, but Judge Paul Worsley, sitting at the Old Bailey, said Charles had lashed out because he was annoyed.

Charles must serve a minimum of 14 years in jail.