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Redditch man jailed for a year for bottle attack
10:30am Monday 4th March 2013 in News
A REDDITCH man who smashed a bottle into the face of a man after an altercation outside a Black Country pub has been jailed for a year.
The victim of the attack by Ian Doyle, aged 38, suffered a cut above his eye and a laceration to his hand when he tried to protect himself, said Mr Howard Searle prosecuting.
He told Wolverhampton Crown Court that Doyle had been carrying a bottle bought from the pub when he got involved in an argument with the victim over what he felt was an abusive remark.
Doyle, of Ashorne Close, admitted wounding in an incident outside the Workman's Rest pub in Walsall on New Year's
Mr Timothy Harrington defending told the court that Doyle had been responding well to his current Community Order and
asked that he be allowed to keep his freedom to keep up the good work.
But Judge Peter Barrie told Doyle, whose previous convictions included offences of violence, that the attack was so serious only an immediate custodial sentence was appropriate.