Humberside

Man jailed for chainsaw attack in Hull pub

A 24-year-old man has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to attacking customers in a Hull pub with a chainsaw.

Dean Dinnen launched the assault at the Endyke public house, north Hull in August 2011, after being thrown out for smoking on the premises.

He was overpowered by customers, one of whom received injuries to his arm during the incident.

Dinnen was later arrested by armed police officers.

Image caption Dean Dinnen was jailed for three years

Kelly Wilds, who was drinking in the pub with friends, said people feared for their lives.

"We all wondered who'd been hurt because nobody really knew anything at the time," she said.

"People was ushering us out. Somebody picked a chair up to try and disarm him, but he just chopped it in half basically.

"All the women were absolutely terrified. God knows what would have happened if they hadn't disarmed him."

Det Con Richard Mills, from Humberside Police, said the consequences of Dinnen's actions could have been much worse.

"It could have been to any end of the scale. A weapon such as that knows no boundaries - anything it touches it will cut.

"With the force used, there could have been a number of people killed, without any doubt."

Dinnen was jailed at Hull Crown Court.

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