A MAN has been told to expect to be jailed after he admitted wounding another man with a bottle.
Daniel Paul Whinnett, 24, of Thirlmere Avenue, Elland, had been due to stand trial at Bradford Crown Court yesterday over an incident at a house in Halifax on Christmas Eve.
Whinnett had denied a charge of wounding Alec Fielden with intent to do him grievous bodily harm and prosecutor John Topham confirmed that his guilty plea to the lesser offence of unlawful wounding was acceptable.
Whinnett admitted the offence on the basis that he had swung the broken bottle at the complainant, causing injuries to his face and arm.
Barrister Gillian Batts, for Whinnett, asked for his case to be adjourned for a pre-sentence report, but Judge John Potter said the report would cover all options including custody.
The judge granted Whinnett bail until his sentence hearing on July 25, but warned him to expect an immediate prison term for the offence.