Man groped girl and glassed friend, court hears

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A MAN who glassed a 17-year-old boy who confronted him after he groped the teenager’s 16-year-old friend has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Craig Trott, 30, was at Salisbury Pleasure Fair in October 2012 and had been drinking when he grabbed the girl.

The girl’s friends confronted and Trott went into Pizza Hut in Blue Boar Row and picked up a glass before going back into the street and hitting one of the boys in the head several times with the glass, leaving him permanently scarred.

Trott, of Shirley Road, Bournemouth, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault and was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court on Monday.

Judge John Dixon said: “You really are old enough not to have got yourself involved. When the worse for drink you behaved in a foolish manner which brought trouble down on your head. But you brought trouble down on somebody else’s head when you struck a boy with a broken wine glass. You brought all this on yourself.”

He sentenced him to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, ordered him to undergo supervision for 18 months and a thinking skills programme and to complete 125 hours of unpaid work. He will also have to pay a £100 victim surcharge.

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8:07pm Tue 25 Mar 14

minkleberry says...

So this thug is walking the streets when he should have gone down. This wasn't a spur of the moment incident, he purposefully went into Pizza Hut and stole a glass with the express intent of wounding the boy or worse. He hit him in the head, it could have led to the loss of an eye or worse. 'Behaved in a foolish manner'? Have they built a naughty step at the Crown Court, or do criminals have to stand in a corner and think about what they have done. Pathetic sentencing.
So this thug is walking the streets when he should have gone down. This wasn't a spur of the moment incident, he purposefully went into Pizza Hut and stole a glass with the express intent of wounding the boy or worse. He hit him in the head, it could have led to the loss of an eye or worse. 'Behaved in a foolish manner'? Have they built a naughty step at the Crown Court, or do criminals have to stand in a corner and think about what they have done. Pathetic sentencing. minkleberry
  • Score: 31

8:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Bournemouth Ohec says...

It's amazing what you can do and not go to prison these days.

What the heck is a thinking skills programme?

No mention of paying retribution to the poor man who was glassed.
It's amazing what you can do and not go to prison these days. What the heck is a thinking skills programme? No mention of paying retribution to the poor man who was glassed. Bournemouth Ohec
  • Score: 20

9:21am Wed 26 Mar 14

Old Salisbury Boy says...

Hopefully this will be appealed as an inadequate sentence.
Hopefully this will be appealed as an inadequate sentence. Old Salisbury Boy
  • Score: 19

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