Man ordered to pay £250 compensation for Caister pub attack

Norwich Crown Court

Norwich Crown Court - Credit: Archant

A man was ordered to pay £250 compensation after he glassed a man to the head causing a small gash in an 'unprovoked' attack.

Evan Thomas, 19, punched the victim while holding a beer glass, in the King's Arms, in Caister, causing a small cut to the victim's head, which needed to be glued, Norwich Crown Court heard.

Barnaby Hone, prosecuting, said that the 21 year-old victim also suffered a slight neck pain as a result of the assault, which he said was an 'unprovoked' attack.

Thomas of Springfield Road, Gorleston, who admitted causing actual bodily harm, was also ordered to pay £250 costs and given eight months custody suspended for 12 months.

He was also ordered to do 300 hours unpaid work.

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Sentencing Thomas, Judge Anthony Bate said that glassing incidents normally attracted an immediate jail sentence but said that this was an unusual case, and the injury was fortunately 'modest.'

Danielle O'Donovan, for Thomas, said he realised he had acted stupidly and said: 'He does not want to find himself in court again.'

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She said Thomas was in work and wanted to pay compensation: 'He is ashamed of himself.'

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