Former soldier threw glass at man’s head in Cardiff pub

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A drunk former soldier threw a glass at a man’s head in a popular Cardiff pub, a court heard.

Mark Burgess was seen acting “bizarrely” while drinking alone in the Fox and Hounds in Whitchurch during the incident on January 25.

Cardiff Crown Court heard the victim was out with friends and stood at the bar when 38-year-old Burgess entered by himself.

Marian Lewis prosecuting, said: “The best way to describe his behaviour was bizarre. He was seen to be dancing and jumping around, making a thorough nuisance of himself.”

The court heard an altercation broke out between Burgess and the group which included some “jostling” before a glass in Burgess’ hand was thrown.

It hit Ieuan Gittings on the forehead causing a wound that left a small amount of scarring and required medical treatment. Ms Lewis said: “It was not a deliberate thrust of the glass.”

Julia Cox, defending, said Burgess was out “enjoying himself” after a period of not drinking and admitted to becoming a “nuisance”. She added that he went to throw a punch when the glass left his hand.

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Burgess was previously in the Royal Engineers for 13 years and had served a number of tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, the court heard.

He appeared in the same court in 2017 when he slashed people with a saw when a bar refused to serve him after closing time.

Burgess, of Washford Avenue, Llanrumney, admitted unlawful wounding over the Fox and Hounds incident.

Judge Nicola Jones handed Burgess a 20-month prison sentence suspended for 24 months and ordered him to complete 10 days of rehabilitation activity, telling the defendant she “hoped” he would receive the help he needed to address his difficulties with drinking.



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