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Widow vows to ban glass bottles in bars

A mother of two who lost her husband when he was stabbed with a broken bottle, is vowing to ban glass from nightclubs and pubs. Phillip Sherriff was slashed in the neck at a party in London in April.

His artery was severed, and he died four days later. His widow Jane saw her husband's killer, Ashley Charles - jailed last week - and now she says her focus will be on her 'bottle stop' campaign.She's been talking to our reporter, Ronke Phillips.

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VIDEO: Report from day Ashley Charles was convicted

Watch the report by Mel Barham on the day Phillip Sherriff's killer was jailed for at least 14 years.

His widow is now campaigning for glass bottles to be banned from pubs and clubs.

The judge jailed the graphics designer for a split second of madness in a club, which killed the father-of-two.

Both men had travelled to London for a Jessie J gig. Ashley Charles attacked Phillip Sherrif with a broken bottle after some jostling at the bar. The judge said the bottle was a lethal weapon and the victim was a decent man.

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Phillip Sherriff's killer jailed for at least 14 years

Phillip Sherriff's killer was jailed for at least 14 years. His widow is now campaigning for glass bottles to be banned from pubs and clubs.

A judge jailed a graphics designer for a split second of madness in a club, which killed the father-of-two.

Both men had travelled to London for a Jessie J gig. Now one is dead and another is serving a minimum of 14 years.

Ashley Charles attacked Phillip Sherrif with a broken bottle after some jostling at the bar. The judge said the bottle was a lethal weapon and the victim was a decent man.

His widow has begun a campaign to ban glass from bars and clubs, saying she will never let another person like Charles devastate another family. Mel Barham has the full story.

Duncan Penny, prosecuting: 'It happened very, very quickly'

Duncan Penny, prosecuting, told the trial Charles had been trying to get free beer at the bar at the promotional event organised by BlackBerry, the company Mr Sherriff worked for.

CCTV showed Charles grabbing the bottle and plunging it into Mr Sherriff's neck.

It happened very, very quickly indeed - perhaps one second, one second to take a life.

– Duncan Penny, prosecuting

Mr Sherriff began to bleed profusely as vital blood vessels had been cut.

Mr Penny said the clash came about just after midnight after Jessie J and other performers had left.

As people tried to help Mr Sherriff, Charles was detained by security staff.

Mrs Sherriff's campaign to ban glass bottles and glasses from bars and club

Mr Sherriff's wife Jane said in a statement to the court she had launched a campaign to ban glass bottles and glasses from bars and clubs.

Addressing Charles, she said:

I will never let another person like you devastate another family. Your actions have devastated so many people's lives.

Mrs Sherriff said organ donations from her husband saved three other lives, but the lives of her family, including her two young daughters, had been ruined by Mr Sherriff's killing.

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