Witham: Woman admits glassing man in beer garden at Legends Sports Bar

Woman admits injuring man with glass at Essex bar - stock photo

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A WOMAN who went to throw a drink over a man in an Essex pub but ended up cutting his face and neck when the glass came out of her hand has been ordered to do unpaid work in the community.

Joanne Puffett had been in the Legends sports bar in Witham in August last year with her son and had seen Lewis Allen, the victim of the attack, in the beer garden, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Puffett had stared at Mr Allen and made a gesture with her hand before “storming over” to him and picking up a glass of drink which she threw at him, said Lynne Shirley, prosecuting.

The glass had broken and Mr Allen realised he was bleeding from cuts to his face and neck.

As a result of the incident he suffered a one inch gash to his jaw line and cuts to his neck and forehead which were glued.


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After her arrest Puffett claimed Mr Allen had been staring at her and had been verbally abusive to her. “I picked up a drink and went to throw it over him and the glass came out of my hand,” she told police.

Puffett, 43, of Douglas Grove, Witham admitted assaulting Mr Allen causing him actual bodily harm and was ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work in the community and to abide by a six month curfew between 7am and 7pm.

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Katie Armstrong for Puffett said her client had admitted the offence on the basis that she had caused Mr Allen’s injuries recklessly rather than intentionally.

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