A chef who poured boiling hot oil over a co-worker during an argument has been jailed for nine years.
Sihung Hung Hoang, 57, of no fixed abode, was jailed at Chester Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 5 March) after pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent at the Beijing City Take Away, on Mill Street, Congleton.
On Sunday 22 July 2018 Hoang and the victim had an argument whilst working. When the victim was bent down Hoang poured boiling hot oil, which had been heating up on the gas hob, over the victim’s head and then poured more over his chest and arm.
Hoang poured approximately four litres of the boiling hot oil over the victim before fleeing the scene.
The victim was initially taken to Congleton Hospital by other workers at the takeaway, staff at the Hospital called an ambulance and he was taken to the specialist burns unit at Wythenshaw Hospital.
The victim had to be placed in an induced coma for four weeks and came close to dying. As a result of the assault the victim received 35% full thickness burns to his body. He still receives daily care at hospital as a result and has life changing injuries.
Hoang was arrested in a betting shop in Birmingham on September 7th by officers from Macclesfield CID. In his interview with police he admitted pouring oil on the victim but said it was because he was “scared” during an argument.
Detective Sergeant Simon Mills said: “This was a truly barbaric act, like something out of the Middle Ages. Hoang’s cowardly attack has had a devastating impact on the victim who spent three months in Hospital and still has to have daily care for his injuries which have not healed. He has appalling injuries which will scar him for life and also have a significant impact on the rest of his life.
“I hope that the sentence handed down goes some way to providing some closure for the victim.”