‘BOT­TOM-PINCH LED TO GLASSING’

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A RUGBY-PLAY­ING farmer was glassed af­ter he pinched the bot­tom of a tutu-clad party girl dur­ing a post-match drink­ing ses­sion, a jury heard.

A scuf­fle started in which the girl’s an­gry boyfriend al­legedly hurled a glass at the vic­tim which smashed in his face and left him with cuts around his mouth.

The trou­ble flared 15 months ago in the Tav­ern pub in Barn­sta­ple, North Devon, as a party of young women cel­e­brated a birth­day by dress­ing up in black leg­gings and pink tu­tus, Ex­eter Crown Court was told.

The girl claimed Daniel Smith pinched her bot­tom but he said he’d only greeted her with the words, “Hello gor­geous”.

CCTV cam­eras cap­tured the mo­ments be­fore the at­tack in which two rugby play­ers grap­pled with Smith be­fore the glass was thrown as they reached a door­way.

John Smith, 23, de­nies caus­ing griev­ous bod­ily harm to Daniel Smith, 30, who is no re­la­tion. Trial con­tin­ues.

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