A thug has been jailed for six years after a 'horrifying' bottle attack left his victim scarred for life. Akeem Finlay, 24, along with two unknown men, barged through the barriers at West Norwood railway station at 6.45pm on September 6 2011, Blackfriars Crown Court heard. The jury were also told how the trio attacked their 20-year-old victim as he sat waiting for a train, thrusting a bottle in his face, leaving him with permanent scarring. As the three attackers fled the station, Finlay vomited, and this DNA evidence proved crucial in bringing him to justice, the court was told. Finlay, of Morris Court, the Waldons, had denied grievous bodily harm with intent at his four-day trial, which concluded yesterday. He was initially arrested by police in March 2013. The court also heard there was a billion-to-one chance DNA from the vomit was not Finlay's. Detective Constable Ostin Elkins, who led the investigation, said: "This has been a complex investigation which has involved a lot of good police work. "I would like to pay tribute to the officers involved. "Finlay subjected his victim to a horrifying attack which has left him with permanent scars, yet he failed to admit any responsibility for his actions. "I hope the sentence will provide him with the opportunity to reflect on his crime."
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