Couple escape prison for attack at Grantham’s Blue Pig

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A mum glassed a drinker in a Grantham pub, Lincoln Crown Court heard.

Victoria Hall followed the victim from Hunters Bar to the Blue Pig in Grantham where she sat close to him at the bar.

Edna Leonard, prosecuting, said Hall was abusive towards the man warning him he was “going to get this glass”.

Then she walked behind the man and smashed the glass on to the back of his head.

The victim moved into a different area of the pub but was followed by Hall and her husband who both delivered further blows.

At one point Victoria Hall picked up a bar stool but did not use it on the man.

When the incident ended the victim was left with a cut head and bruises to his arms and body. His shirt was ripped off his back.

Miss Leonard said Victoria Hall had a grievance with the man as he had been involved in an incident with her mother the previous day.

Victoria Hall, 34, and Michael Hall, 39, both of North Parade, Grantham, each admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm as a result of the incident on July 2.

Victoria Hall was given a 10-month jail sentence suspended for two years with two years’ supervision and 150 hours of unpaid work. She was also ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge.

Recorder Steven Evans had remanded her in custody for four days before he passed sentence.

The Recorder warned her she needs to control her drinking and told her she was spared from an immediate jail sentence because the victim was not seriously injured and because Hall has a young daughter who would suffer.

Michael Hall was given a six-month jail sentence suspended for 12 months with 12 months’ supervision and an £80 victim surcharge.

Alistair Munt, for Victoria Hall, said she was upset after learning of the incident the previous day.

He said: “This has been a salutary lesson to her. She is very sorry for what she has done.”

Jonathon Dee, for Michael Hall, said he was ashamed at his behaviour.

He said Hall’s involvement was short-lived and was as a result of his desire to support and protect his wife.