Jail for ammonia spray attacker

A MAN who sprayed what was thought to be liquid ammonia in the faces of three men in a spree of unprovoked attacks in Vauxhall will spend over two years behind bars.

Jonathan Lynn, 31, of Dorking Close, Worcester Park, has today been jailed for two years and four months after pleading guilty to seven offences including possessing an offensive weapon, Actual Bodily Harm and common assault at Inner London Crown Court.

The unexplained assaults were initially treated as homophobic hate crimes by police.

In the first attack, two men were hospitalised after Lynn sprayed them with the liquid, leaving them with facial burns, outside Lightbox Nightclub in Vauxhall just before 4.30am on June 8.

Two women were queuing to get into the club when they became involved in a minor argument with a group of men.

Lynn, who was standing nearby and was not known to the clubbers, came over and sprayed the men with the corrosive liquid.

He later sprayed another man with the same substance, causing burns to his face, after an argument in Bondway.

An investigation was launched by detectives from Lambeth and he was arrested on June 12.

Detective Chief Inspector William White, Lambeth, said: “Lynn has never given an explanation as to why he did what he did that night or why he would go out armed with a corrosive liquid.”