A MAN who attacked another man with a glass has been locked up – until Friday.
Richard Brown, previously known as Dalglish, struck an acquaintance over a row about £300.
But Judge Jonathan Durham Hall, sentencing the 30-year-old, said that even though “everything that Parliament tells me to do means I should lock you up ... I want to think about this case.”
The judge added that the case was a very difficult sentencing exercise, so Brown now has a further wait to see if he will spend more time behind bars.
Prosecutor Abigail Langford told Bradford Crown Court yesterday how Brown struck complainant Mark Rice with a beer glass during an exchange outside the Calder pub in Brighouse last May.
Miss Langford said that Brown, of The Hoods, Brighouse, perceived that Mr Rice owed him £300 in respect of a bond on a flat, but the victim maintained that any debt had been settled.
The complainant was then struck on the left side of his face with the beer glass which broke on contact.
Mr Rice needed stitches in a cut to his left eyebrow and also suffered other cuts and scratches.
Miss Langford said a victim personal statement described how Mr Rice had felt anxious and stressed following the incident.
The court heard that Brown, who admitted a charge of unlawful wounding, had no previous convictions for violence and his barrister, Ian Brook, submitted that his client had simply lashed out in temper while holding the glass.
Mr Brook said Brown accepted his culpability and apologised for his actions. Judge Durham Hall was told that Brown had a good work record and was in a stable relationship.