Cwmbran thug squirts ammonia in neighbour's eye on Newport night out

South Wales Argus: Thug squirts ammonia in neighbours eye Thug squirts ammonia in neighbours eye

A MAN who squirted ammonia into the eyes of his neighbour and then headbutted him in a 'revenge attack' for the matter going to court was jailed.

Aaron Jolosa, 23, of Clyffes, Greenmeadow, Cwmbran, attacked Dorian Neale on two separate nights out in Lloyds bar in Newport city centre.

Cardiff Crown Court how the first incident took place on August 31 2010, when Jolosa was standing outside the bar with his friends, one of whom had a fight with a member of another group which Mr Neale was with.

Prosecutor Hywel Hughes said Jolosa stood in front of Mr Neale with his hand outstretched towards his face, and "without warning" squirted the liquid into his eyes, causing a "burning sensation."

The court heard Jolosa, who lives on the same street as his victim, struck a blow to his eye.

Mr Neale was treated at the Royal Gwent Hospital for a number of hours, where the cell structure of his right eye was found to be disturbed.

When arrested the next day, Jolosa told police the victim and another person were fighting but that he had not been involved.

More than a year later, the defendant and Mr Neale met in a chance encounter in the same bar, on a night out on Boxing Day.

The court heard Mr Neale went to the toilets at 2am when he became aware the defendant, who was on bail for the first offence, was standing next to him and two other men appeared.

Mr Hughes said Jolosa turned to one of them and said "that is the ***** I sprayed ammonia on" before threatening to hit him.

The court heard Mr Neale offered his hand to make up and as he did so, Jolosa headbutted him to the bridge of the nose causing it to "pop" and bleed.

Jolosa pleaded guilty to two counts of causing actual bodily harm on the day his trial was due to start.

Defending, Harry Baker said Jolosa is normally a "calm" and humourous man, who has a good family who support him.

He added his client had held down a job setting up exhibitions since 2009.

Sentencing Jolosa to consecutive terms of 10 months and 14 months, Judge Eleri Rees said she was considering a restraining order because of Jolosa's "determination to take revenge" for the first matter coming to court.

Of the ammonia incident, she said: "Fortunately there does not seem to be any permanent injury but I can't think of anything more terrifying."

A restraining order will be considered at a further hearing on September 20.

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1:54pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Templar05 says...

Headbutting . A real man's way of fighting ...NOT! ...Coward and the ammonia , makes him even more of a coward . Lock him up and throw away the key .One less scurge of the streets .
Headbutting . A real man's way of fighting ...NOT! ...Coward and the ammonia , makes him even more of a coward . Lock him up and throw away the key .One less scurge of the streets . Templar05
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3:43pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Katie Re-Registered says...

"Harry Baker said Jolosa is normally a "calm" and humourous man,"

...who, admittedly, on the odd occasion has a tendency to go around squirting ammonia in people's eyes(!)

Do defence lawyers ever cringe when they say these things? Horrendous.
"Harry Baker said Jolosa is normally a "calm" and humourous man," ...who, admittedly, on the odd occasion has a tendency to go around squirting ammonia in people's eyes(!) Do defence lawyers ever cringe when they say these things? Horrendous. Katie Re-Registered
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4:19pm Sat 1 Sep 12

NakedDancer says...

Indeed a coward and a bully. What sort of scum low life uses ammonia ? Just 10 months for that ! - let the victim spray it back in his eyes, thats fair.

Unfortunate for him he'll meet some real hardcases in prison.
Indeed a coward and a bully. What sort of scum low life uses ammonia ? Just 10 months for that ! - let the victim spray it back in his eyes, thats fair. Unfortunate for him he'll meet some real hardcases in prison. NakedDancer
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6:12pm Sat 1 Sep 12

gordelpus says...

I hope his parents are proud of him. Scum.
I hope his parents are proud of him. Scum. gordelpus
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9:04pm Sat 1 Sep 12

Dolieboy says...

The only contribution he could give to society would be his organs.
The only contribution he could give to society would be his organs. Dolieboy
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9:05pm Sat 1 Sep 12

rightsideup says...

I don't think I'd want them!!
I don't think I'd want them!! rightsideup
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9:52pm Sat 1 Sep 12

regescu72 says...

How is this low life piece of dirt not jailed for longer? The Judicial system needs an overhaul to put scum like this away for longer.
How is this low life piece of dirt not jailed for longer? The Judicial system needs an overhaul to put scum like this away for longer. regescu72
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12:55am Sun 2 Sep 12

lord iron of shumg says...

Stupid thing he'll get locked up release and might do it again so whats the point of it all . I truly give up and lock my self in my flat as its safer there !!!!
Stupid thing he'll get locked up release and might do it again so whats the point of it all . I truly give up and lock my self in my flat as its safer there !!!! lord iron of shumg
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12:55am Sun 2 Sep 12

lord iron of shumg says...

Stupid thing he'll get locked up release and might do it again so whats the point of it all . I truly give up and lock my self in my flat as its safer there !!!!
Stupid thing he'll get locked up release and might do it again so whats the point of it all . I truly give up and lock my self in my flat as its safer there !!!! lord iron of shumg
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9:42pm Sun 2 Sep 12

wizurd says...

What utter scum and what a pointless sentence. Obviously this sub-human piece of rubbish isn't going to learn anything and will be free in no time to ruin other peoples lives. Would be better to chuck him off a cliff. There's no point wasting money on people like this. What difference does it make what his family are like, if i was his family i wouldn't want to be associated with him. Too soft on scum like this.
What utter scum and what a pointless sentence. Obviously this sub-human piece of rubbish isn't going to learn anything and will be free in no time to ruin other peoples lives. Would be better to chuck him off a cliff. There's no point wasting money on people like this. What difference does it make what his family are like, if i was his family i wouldn't want to be associated with him. Too soft on scum like this. wizurd
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9:23am Tue 4 Sep 12

Dee-Gee says...

He's said to have a good family who support him and was out with friends that night. Why on earth would someone blessed with family and friends do something like this? For me, that's more of an aggravating factor than a defence. Coward and a bully indeed - perhaps he'd be less inclined to headbutt people without a crowd of mates around him.
He's said to have a good family who support him and was out with friends that night. Why on earth would someone blessed with family and friends do something like this? For me, that's more of an aggravating factor than a defence. Coward and a bully indeed - perhaps he'd be less inclined to headbutt people without a crowd of mates around him. Dee-Gee
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11:16am Tue 4 Sep 12

Gareth says...

It's a shame we didn't see his defense argument as to why this calm and humourous made a deliberate and calculated decision to go for a night out armed with (squirtable) ammonia.

Hoping to make a surprise visit to the local orphanage to clean their ovens on huis way home (after helping out at the soup kitchen) no doubt...
It's a shame we didn't see his defense argument as to why this calm and humourous made a deliberate and calculated decision to go for a night out armed with (squirtable) ammonia. Hoping to make a surprise visit to the local orphanage to clean their ovens on huis way home (after helping out at the soup kitchen) no doubt... Gareth
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