Man jailed over pub glass at­tack

As­sault vic­tim left per­ma­nently scarred

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - INTIMATIONS - Bert Hous­ton

A 27-year-old man who head-butted an­other and struck him with a glass to his se­vere in­jury and per­ma­nent scar­ring has been jailed by the sher­iff at Dum­fries for 33 months.

The as­sault by Irv­ing Gra­cie took place at the N’Dulge bar in St An­drew’s Street, Dum­fries, and the glass was in his hand as he lashed out with his fist.

The court at Dum­fries was told that the in­ci­dent fol­lowed a brief en­counter be­tween the vic­tim and Gra­cie’s girl­friend which had lasted about five sec­onds.

Gra­cie, de­scribed as a pris­oner at Dum­fries, ad­mit­ted the as­sault which took place last De­cem­ber.

He also pleaded guilty to punch­ing an­other man on the head at McDon­ald’s car park at Lochside Road in Dum­fries six weeks ear­lier af­ter be­ing re­fused a lift.

The court heard that Gra­cie had threat­ened his vic­tim with vi­o­lence if he con­tacted the po­lice about the in­ci­dent.

He also ad­mit­ted be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing or abu­sive man­ner at a house in Lochside Road in the town in May this year.

Gra­cie en­tered the prop­erty un­in­vited and pointed a knife at peo­ple there.

And, af­ter leav­ing the house, he made a threat­en­ing ges­ture with the knife by draw­ing it across his neck.

Fis­cal de­pute Mar­ion Hodge said the vic­tim in the pub as­sault had swelling to the fore­head and a cut.

She main­tained that Gra­cie had switched the glass from one hand to the other be­fore de­liv­er­ing the punch.

Solic­i­tor Ranald Lind­say, how­ever, said that from Gra­cie’s ver­sion of events, the glass was in his right hand all the time and broke when he landed the punch.

“He had no in­ten­tion of us­ing the glass as a weapon … he did not in­tend to ‘glass’ him and it was a punch while hold­ing the glass which broke,” said Mr Lind­say.

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