Chef scarred for life after drunken thug threw glass at head
ACHEF was scarred for life after a drunken yob threw a pint glass at his head.
Jacob Cox also hurled a bar stool at Joe Adams after he was ordered out of a pub and restaurant for disturbing customers.
A judge said the 22-year-old could have blinded the victim and only good fortune meant the glass did not hit him in the eye.
Cox launched the attack after being told to leave the Bluebell restaurant in High Street, Henley-in-Arden, on January 5.
But despite his “vicious and drunken tantrum,” he avoided being jailed after pleading guilty to assault and causing criminal damage.
Cox, of Archer Drive, Solihull, was given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, with 130 hours of unpaid work at Warwick Crown Court.
Cox was also tagged, ordered to obey an overnight curfew for three months and pay Mr Adams a total of £2,203 compensation.
Aadhithya Anbahan, prosecuting, said Cox was among a group asked by Mr Adams to leave over their “disruptive” behaviour.
Cox initially called the victim, who is chef/owner of the Bluebell, a “f***ing muppet” and then swept a number of beer glasses from the bar, sending them smashing to the floor.
He then threw a glass he was holding at Mr Adams, hitting him in the forehead and causing a 4cm wound just above his hairline.
Still out of control, Cox picked up a tall bar stool and hurled it in the direction of Mr Adams, but it hit the beer pumps and came to rest on the bar. He retrieved the stool and flung it for a second time towards the owner, this time hitting other beer pumps.
Miss Anbahan said a presentence report observed that Cox appeared to show “a lack of remorse,” and a degree of trying to blame Mr Adams for what happened
Rupert Jones, defending, said Cox was of previous good character.
“He certainly doesn’t attribute any blame to the landlord. He recognises now that at the time he had no judgment whatsoever, and that the victim was simply doing his duty as a licensee,” said Mr Jones.
“He knows he is the only person responsible for the incident.”
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