A MAN who glassed another man in a pub has been jailed.

The victim was with a group of friends in The Welcome Inn on Bury Old Road, Whitefield, on the the evening of December 29 2018.

At Minshull Street Crown Court the prosecution told the court that the victim, Taylor Murray, asked 28-year-old Alexander Sinclair to move.

An argument started and a short time later, Sinclair tried to punch him with his left hand before smashing a pint glass in to the side of his face with his right hand.

The victim received head and face injuries which required hospital treatment.

Sinclair was later arrested and interviewed by police.

Sinclair, of Langley Hall Road, Prestwich, denied causing intentionally causing grievous bodily harm but, following a trial, a jury found him guilty.

He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Following the sentencing Detective Constable Donna Haldane, of Greater Manchester Police's Bury division, said: “This was a horrible end to what should have been an enjoyable night for the victim and his friends.

"The attack was unprovoked and left a man requiring hospital treatment for what were pretty serious injuries.

"Hopefully today’s sentence will give Sinclair time to reflect on his unnecessary and disgraceful actions.

“Greater Manchester Police will not tolerate violence of any kind so we take incidents like this very seriously and I hope this case serves as a warning to anyone who does consider being violent that officers will work tirelessly for as long as it takes to bring offenders to justice”.