A THUG has been jailed for glassing a man in the face inside a Kendal town centre pub.
Sean Buchanan, 27, and his victim Stephen Grattan were part of the same social group at the George and Dragon on Market Place on November 22.
Carlisle Crown Court heard Buchanan reacted violently because he was unhappy Mr Grattan – someone he’d taken a dislike to – hadn’t earlier spoken to him.
Mr Grattan had apologised for not doing so. But Buchanan threw beer at him, smashed the glass itself into his face and then delivered a punch which knocked him to the floor, where he remained for around 20 seconds.
Mr Grattan had received medial treatment for “unpleasant” facial injuries and been left with permanent scarring.
Buchanan, of Greengate, Kendal, admitted unlawful wounding and had expressed no remorse ahead of his sentencing hearing today (FRI). “You told a probation officer you weren’t sorry and, in your words, you didn’t give a s**t about it,” said the judge.
As a result the probation service had concluded prison was the only option for Buchanan – a man with previous offences of violence on his criminal record.
Jailing him for 28 months, Recorder Lasker said: “He could have actually lost an eye.” He added: “The injuries, although not life-threatening, were serious and could have been a lot more serious.”