Jail for man in Leeds pub glass attack

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A MAN who glassed a teenager in a pub leaving him scarred for life has been jailed for three years.

The victim Jacob Plumb, then 18, was in the Station pub in Cross Gates, Leeds, on July 18 last year when he heard Dean Stewart making disparaging comments about his weight.

Carmel Pearson prosecuting told Leeds Crown Court that Mr Plumb decided to ask him why. CCTV from the public house showed the teenager with his hands in his pockets walk over and speak to Stewart who was with a friend.

He told him he was not going to be bullied and the friend told him to go away or he would be “battered”.

Miss Pearson said Mr Plumb turned to leave and began to move away but Stewart smashed a glass into his face.

Mr Plumb went to the toilets where he realised he was bleeding from a deep C shaped cut to his right cheek.

He was taken to hospital where he had 15 stitches to the 5cm wound. He suffered blurred vision as well as a result of the blow.

Miss Pearson said Mr Plumb, now 19 had since seen a plastic surgeon although he had been told the scarring might improve it would be permanent.

James Bourne-Arton representing Stewart said the offence was totally out of character. He did not normally drink because he suffers from Crohn’s disease, a bowel disorder but that night had been celebrating a promotion.

Stewart, 26 of Primrose Lane, Halton, Leeds admitted wounding Mr Plumb with intent.

Judge Sally Cahill QC said celebrating his promotion he had clearly drunk “far too much”. At the time he got up with the glass in his hand Mr Plumb had his back to him. “You caused him an extremely unpleasant and serious injury that he will have to live with for the rest of his life.