A VIOLENT pub-goer who threw bottles and a beer keg at members of the public before making threats with a BBQ fork has been jailed.

Thomas Britzman, of Avon Way, Newbury, has started a prison sentence of two years and four months after being investigated for the “unprovoked” attack in Thatcham last November.

The 25-year-old pleaded guilty to one count of affray, two counts of assault by beating and one count of threatening a person with a blade/pointed article in a public place, at Reading Crown Court on Thursday (September 5).

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The court case was in connection with a shocking incident between 11.30pm on Friday, November 23 and 1.10am on Saturday, November 24 in Thatcham town centre.

Britzman had been ordered to leave a bar after he threw items, such as glasses, bottles and a beer keg, at members of the public.

Later, he returned with a plank of wood and a BBQ fork and continued to threaten people.

Then, in a nearby car park, he used a knife to threaten a man in a car.

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Investigating officer, PC Nicholas Wilkinson, based at Newbury police station, said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a number of individuals and Britzman’s actions were unacceptable.

“I hope this sentence shows that Thames Valley Police will not tolerate this sort of behaviour and offenders will be dealt with robustly.

“We will work tirelessly to bring to justice those who carry knives and to prevent knife crime from taking place in our communities.”