Man took offence at question
A 36-YEAR-OLD man broke a shop worker’s jaw when he took offence at being asked to prove he was over 18.
Ben Pagett swore at another worker in the Rhos on Sea Co-op store before landing the blow on their colleague.
He had been asked for ID under the “Challenge 25” policy - which sees people asked for ID when they try to buy alcohol if shopkeepers believe they don’t look 25.
But rather than take the question as a compliment, Pagett, of Farrington Court in Penrhyn Bay, he left the victim with an “excruciating” jaw broken in two places.
Pagett was jailed for a year by a judge at Caernarfon Crown Court for having launched the “wholly unjustified, vicious attack on a public servant” in October last year.
Defence barrister Jonathan Austin said Pagett had been queuing for a long time in the shop and then was asked for ID and lost his temper. He also said Pagett had claimed to have been manhandled.