Drunk threw pint glass at Breightmet pub landlady's head after drink pouring row
A THUG has been jailed after throwing a glass at a pub landlady’s head.
Sonia Glaister suffered a two-centimtre cut to her head, which had to be glued, after she was attacked by Jamie Roberts in The Withins pub in Breightmet.
In a victim impact statement, read out to Bolton Crown Court yesterday, Mrs Glaister said she had been left feeling frightened and was scared he would return to the pub and cause more trouble.
Geoff Whelan, prosecuting, said the attack happened on May 25, when Roberts was drinking in the pub.
At about 7.30pm he poured some of his drink down Mrs Glaister’s front as she was sat down.
She threw some of her drink back at him and he threw his empty pint glass at her head, which smashed.
Bolton Crown Court heard Roberts had previously been barred from the pub.
But Mrs Glaister’s husband had recently taken over running The Withins and was not aware he was banned.
Pub staff called police and Roberts, aged 29, of Wasdale Avenue, Breightmet, was arrested about 100 metres from the pub.
He was searched and a small amount of cannabis was found in a snap bag.
Ann Deakin, defending, said Roberts, who was subject to two suspended sentences for other matters, had completed 105 hours of unpaid work, completed most of his alcohol treatment programme and had complied with six weeks of a 20-week curfew.
She said he worked as a scaffolder and employment would be available to him when he was released from prison.
Judge Timothy Stead, sentencing, said: “When apparently in drink you were in the pub when no doubt you did what you thought was amusing, although I am sure you can see it’s not so.”
He said pub staff need to be protected from crime by the courts.
Roberts, who admitted wounding was jailed for one year. A suspended sentence for criminal damage and battery was activated along with a suspended sentence for a separate offence of battery. He was ordered to serve an additional two months for each of the crimes.