A 27-YEAR-OLD slashed a man’s face with a broken bottle during a disturbance at an Almondbury pub in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Evan Ghani, of Woodman Avenue, Bradley, yesterday pleaded guilty to wounding Nicholas McMahon with intent to do him grievous bodily harm following the attack at the Rose and Crown pub.

He will be sentenced later this month.

Mr McMahon, who is in his mid 20s, is understood to have suffered a bad cut across his face after Ghani broke the bottle before striking him with it.

A second man, 25-year-old Jeremiah Simpson, of Riddings Close, Deighton, was charged with the same offence as Ghani, but Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC threw out the case against him after ruling that there was no evidence he had been involved in Ghani’s attack.

In fact Mr Simpson, who had been scuffling with Mr McMahon, was himself cut by the bottle which was swung by Ghani.

The judge told Mr Simpson he was free to go and Ghani’s case was adjourned until July 28 for sentence.

The court heard that Ghani had a previous conviction for wounding and the judge said the latest incident was a very serious matter.

Ghani was granted conditional bail pending the preparation of a pre-sentence report.