The teenager attacked by Ashley Blake has welcomed the news that his appeal over his sentence has been thrown out.
Greg Jones, who has a permanent scar from the injury caused by the sacked BBC reporter, said he is pleased that Blake’s challenge has been rejected by the Court of Appeal.
Blake, 40, was jailed for two years in September after being found guilty of hitting the 18-year old from Streetly in the face with a wooden pole.
The former Midlands Today presenter, was given a further six months for attempting to pervert the course of justice, to run concurrently with the two years. Throughout the court proceedings Blake tried to blame the incident on the victim and his group of friends who were celebrating a friend’s birthday when the assault happened on January 25.
Mr Jones, who needed ten stitches and now has a permanent scar from his lip to chin, said Blake deserves the two-year jail term. He said today: “I didn’t think it would get very far and I am glad. I just want to see him serve out his sentence in prison and move on from everything that has happened.”
Mr Jones said he is still waiting for an apology: “I haven’t heard from him or his solicitor. He has not said sorry to me.”