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Sol Philpott jailed for beating woman with marble chopping board in Margate

By Sean Axtell

A brave woman told of the terrifying moment a brute beat her unconscious with a marble chopping board.

Bully Sol Philpott then loomed over her with a kitchen knife, in front of a child, as she began to regain conciousness.

After the attack - where the 20-year-old also rained his fists over her face and body - police discovered the lout hiding under a duvet at a Margate home.

Sol Philpott has been locked up
Sol Philpott has been locked up

Philpott was jailed for a year and four months for causing actual bodily harm.

His victim feels paranoid after having to cut out a clump of matted hair following the assault, a court heard.

She continued: "During the assault I was knocked unconscious. This scared me at the time.

"When I came around I saw Sol holding a knife and I was very aware of a pain in my chest and thought I was having a heart attack.

“Since the attack I have suffered great pain in my chest and ribs.

“I wasn't able to pick up my son and help him do things - I didn't think it would go away.”

Prosecutor Mark Hunsley explained his victim had been drinking at her friend’s Margate home into the early hours of October 12 when they called a cab.

There was a knock on the door who they thought was the taxi driver and answered it, however, it was Philpott.

“Mr Philpott followed her inside and began striking her repeatedly across the face stomach and body.

“During the attack Philpott took a marble chopping board and threw it at the woman knocking her unconscious,” explained Mr Hunsley.

He then trapped his victim's friend upstairs to stop her helping the unconscious woman, the barrister explained.

“Her friend's daughter came down the stairs and saw him throwing the board and brandishing the kitchen knife. During the attack he smashed her phone.”

Her friend dialled 999 and Philpott, who is about 6ft and well-built, was discovered hiding under a duvet.

The victim suffered bruising to her face and body and was taken to a nearby hospital before discharging herself.

Judge Catherine Brown
Judge Catherine Brown

Kerry Waite, mitigating, explained Philpott, of Marlowe Road, Margate, was immature at the time of the attack and had changed his ways.

He also pointed out his client entered an early guilty plea.

Judge Catherine Brown told Philpott: "You are 20. I'm told by Mr Waite that you have changed and given your age it is possible that you have.

"Your criminal record today is one that you should thoroughly ashamed of.

"And you should be thoroughly ashamed of your behaviour in this incident."

The court heard Philpott, who has eight convictions for 13 offences including battery, criminal damage and burglary, activated a 56 day suspended prison sentence which will run concurrently.

He was also convicted of criminal damage after smashing the victim’s £700 mobile phone during the attack.

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