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Reveller jailed for Uttoxeter pub glass attack

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: April 09, 2014

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A DRINKER who hit a Uttoxeter pub customer with a glass has been jailed for six months.

Anthony Swinson launched the attack on Mr Sam Withington moments after the defendant’s brother had hit the victim.

The assault, in Uttoxeter’s Steeplechase bar, left Mr Withington with a one inch cut above his ear - and no recollection of the incident, Stafford crown court heard.

Swinson, 24, of Didcot Drive, Marchington admitted a charge of assault causing actual bodily harm.

Judge Mark Eades (pictured) told him: “Those who use weapons in public houses and other public places go to prison.

“You hit your victim on the back of the head with a glass causing, fortunately, no serious injury.

“You did that in conjunction with your brother who had hit him.

“It was two on to one - and you had the weapon.”

The court heard that Swinson’s brother had been dealt with by magistrates for common assault.

Heather Chamberlain, prosecuting, said the incident happened on October 19 last year.

Mr Withington only recalls encountering the Swinson brothers, but witnesses in the bar described him being hit with ‘a haymaker’ when he wasn’t looking by Anthony Swinson and a glass was involved.

Steve Hennessy, defending, said binge drinking was a factor in the offence.

He said: “He is an honest, hard-working young man except for situations of conflict.”

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