Anjungi Lam, 35, smashed a glass into the face of gay man he had never met at a pub
A thug who smashed a glass into the face of gay man he had never met as he ordered a drink with his boyfriend has been jailed for two years.
Dramatic CCTV footage shows the moment Anjungi Lam, 35, of Croydon, South London, attacked his 23-year-old victim at a pub in Peckham.
The attack came after the man and his 20-year-old boyfriend had arrived holding hands at the Kentish Drovers pub on March 5 at about 10.30pm.
They went to the bar and were deciding what drinks to buy when Lam suddenly raced towards the victim and smashed a pint glass against the right of his face.
The attack cut the man’s nose, lip and neck, chipped his tooth and injured his cornea, while flying glass also hit his boyfriend in the eye.
CCTV shows the moment Lam (centre, in green) attacked his victim (left, in blue) at a pub
Lam then ran out of the pub, but he was quickly identified on CCTV after it turned out he had worked for the pub for three months before being sacked for lateness.
He was arrested on May 19 and subsequently charged. Lam admitted grievous bodily harm at Inner London Crown Court on June 23 and was sentenced last Friday.
Metropolitan Police Investigating officer PC Lance Sharrock, from Southwark’s Community Safety Unit, said: ‘This was an entirely unprovoked incident.
‘Lam did not know the victim or his partner, they had not spoken nor had any disagreement to provoke such a violent attack.
The attack came after the victim and his boyfriend had arrived holding hands at the pub
Lam (right) then ran out of the pub, but he was quickly identified on CCTV and later arrested
‘The victims felt Lam must have been motivated by homophobia as they entered the pub holding hands and we began a hate crime investigation.
‘Lam was quickly identified and I am pleased at his sentence which shows that incidents of this nature will not be tolerated.’
Lam was jailed for an additional year for a number of unrelated offences; those being actual bodily harm, assault by beating, theft and having an offensive weapon.