A judge told a defendant to “man up and grow up” after giving him a suspended jail sentence for throwing a glass, injuring a customer outside a pub.
Kiel Thomas Robertshaw, 25, of Green Lane, Horbury, Wakefield admitting unlawfully wounding Patrick Leahy and was given 12 months in prison suspended for two years with 150 hours unpaid work and a medium level activity programme.
Sentencing him at Leeds Crown Court yesterday (Dec 11) Judge Penelope Belcher said Mr Leahy was visiting family in Wakefield and on November 9 went to the King’s Arms pub in Horbury run by his brother.
Later that night he was having a cigarette and talking to a woman in the beer garden outside when another man confronted him and there was some pushing and shoving.
He then noticed Robertshaw approach and believed he threw a beer bottle. The judge said the prosecution accepted from Robertshaw’s plea that it was a glass which was thrown causing a wound to Mr Leahy’s forehead and a cut to his ear.
He was treated in hospital and the judge said the incident had clearly had a serious impact on him since he now felt concerned in crowded places and was reluctant to visit Wakefield from London again.
Richard Canning for Robertshaw said he foolishly reacted throwing the glass when his friend appeared to be coming off worse in the confrontation.