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Grantham teenager threw beer glass at victim permanently scarring him

A teenager threw a beer glass at a man in a Grantham pub leaving his victim permanently scarred, Lincoln Crown Court was told today.

Moments earlier Curtis Schafer had intervened in a dispute involving two other customers at the Black Dog pub in Westgate, Grantham.

Helen Marley, prosecuting, said that the initial dispute between the victim and another man continued outside the pub.

Schafer got involved again but this time the victim asked him what business the dispute was of his.

It was then that Schafer threw the pint beer glass hitting the man's forehead causing a significant cut.

Miss Marley said: "(The victim) had a large laceration to the centre of his forehead. Initially he thought it was sweat rather than blood. He became aware that it was more than just a cut and he went to accident and emergency."

The man had 18 stitches inserted to repair the wound and has been left with a prominent scar.

Miss Marley said: "It has put him off going out as everyone can see his scar."

Schafer, 18, of St Pierre Avenue, Grantham, admitted a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm as a result of the incident on July 7, 2018. He was given nine months custody suspended for a year with 100 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £1,200 compensation to his victim.

Georgia Luscombe, in mitigation, said that Schafer was 17 at the time of the offence and had no previous convictions.

She told the court: "He is a young man who works hard. This was a momentary lapse of judgment that he bitterly regrets."


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