A 30-YEAR-OLD man who was involved in a glassing incident outside a Brighouse pub has been ordered to pay £500 compensation to his victim.
Richard Brown, previously known as Dalglish, was remanded in custody earlier this week while a judge considered the sentence to pass in his case.
And yesterday he was given a 12-month jail term suspended for a year.
Bradford Crown Court heard on Tuesday how Brown struck complainant Mark Rice with a beer glass during an exchange outside the Calder pub last May.
Prosecutor Abigail 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.
As a result of the incident the victim needed stitches in a cut to his left eyebrow and also suffered other cuts and scratches.
Miss Langford said a personal victim 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.
Yesterday Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC imposed the suspended prison sentence for the offence, and ordered Brown to do 120 hours unpaid work for the community.
He will also be subject to supervision by the probation service for the next 12 months.