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Teenager Andrew MacDonagh in court after throwing a glass at Lindley pub landlord

MacDonagh, of Bradley Mills, admitted assaulting Sean Waite at the Bay Horse pub in Lindley

Kirklees Magistrates Court, Huddersfield.

A teenager threw a glass at a pub landlord when he asked him to leave, a court heard.

Andrew MacDonagh, 18, pleaded guilty to the assault at the Bay Horse pub in Lindley.

Kirklees magistrates were told that the incident happened on March 22.

Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said that landlord Sean Waite had asked the teenager to leave after he failed to purchase any drinks.

She told magistrates: “There was an argument between the parties.

“The defendant lunged towards Mr Waite and as a result Mr Waite had to restrain him.

“The defendant broke free, he picked up a glass from the bar area and used the glass to strike Mr Waite to the back of his head.”

Magistrates heard that the glass shattered and an attempt was made to escort MacDonagh from the premises but he broke free again.

He picked up a mug and threw it towards Mr Waite, but it missed.

As the teenager was finally removed from the pub he threw a stone at the landlord and this struck him in the back.

The assault was reported to police who arrested MacDonagh.

He initially denied being in the pub but an identification procedure was carried out and he was picked out by Mr Waite.

Magistrates heard that MacDonagh, of Town Crescent in Bradley Mills, had a previous conviction for assault on his record.

His solicitor Bob Carr said that the teen’s record was fast becoming unenviable.

Mr Carr said that it was also important that his client addresses his anger management issue now.

He said: “He accepts his behaviour was influenced by alcohol and had he been an older person he could be facing very serious consequences.

“I’d hate my colleagues to be stood here in 10 years’ time with him being sent to crown court on a more serious case.

“It’s important to nip this in the bud while he can.”

Mr Carr added that despite being asked to leave for not buying drinks, MacDonagh had in fact bought far too many drinks already.

Magistrates adjourned sentencing until June 20 so that a full report can be prepared.

MacDonagh was granted unconditional bail.

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