Man jailed for glassing in Hemel pub


On Friday, 03 February 2012, a man who glassed another drinker in a Hemel pub was jailed for 2 years 9 months.

Jamie Wallace, 22, attacked Christian Patterson in the Full House in the Marlowes nearly two years ago.

He had pleaded guilty back in September 2010, but sentence had been delayed because of the trial of another man.

Wallace had put a glass into the face of Christian Patterson who suffered two deep cuts - one 8 centimetres long on his right forehead and the other 2 centimetres long above his right eyebrow.

Mr Patterson had intervened when trouble broke out between his friend Stuart Pickering and a friend of Wallace. He was hit in the face by Wallace, who had a pint glass in his hand, St Albans Crown Court heard.

Wallace left and the pub manager called the police who ran out from the nearby station and arrested him.

In a victim impact statement Mr Patterson said: "It was totally unprovoked. I went to move them apart and got hit myself."

Wallace of Boxstead Road, Hemel Hempstead admitted wounding with intent on the evening of March 21st 2010.

Jailing him Judge John Plumstead said: "This was a deliberate glassing leaving very frightening injuries. You were millimetres from the victim's eye."

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