AN ELLESMERE Port man who deliberately pushed a beer glass into a barman’s face at a holiday camp has been jailed for a year.
Michael Joines, 21, was drunk and got into an argument over paying for his beer at Pontins in Prestatyn.
As barman Kenneth Clegg went to take the drinks back, the defendant stuck the glass in his face, where it shattered on impact.
Joines, of Woodend Road in Overpool, then punched Mr Clegg to the head.
Appearing at Mold Crown Court, he admitted the assault.
Judge Philip Hughes said the victim had been lucky not to have lost his eyesight.
He told Joines: “People who serve behind bars are vulnerable to such violence and deserve to be protected by the courts from such acts of mindless violence.”
Prosecutor David Mainstone said the glassing assault happened at 11.30pm.
Joines walked away but then returned, shouting ‘come on, then’.
Mr Clegg turned back to the bar but felt a blow to the back of his head where Joines had punched him. Defending, Simon Mintz said it was a ‘spur of the moment’ reaction and Joines had been “an idiot”.