Man jailed for glassing

A MAN who glassed a patron at the Coffs Hotel has been sentenced to 18 months’ jail.

David John Pascoe, 36, will serve a non-parole period of nine months.

Pascoe was sentenced in Coffs Harbour Local Court on Wednesday, co-incidentally the anniversary of the attack at the Coffs Hotel on St Patrick’s Day last year.

Pascoe was last month convicted of reckless wounding occasioning grievous bodily harm.

Police told the court then that Pascoe struck a 26-year-old man with a schooner glass during a confrontation in the pub’s beer garden.

The man was hospitalised with a deep cut to his left eye socket and a splinter of glass behind his left eye.

Pascoe was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus with a deep cut to his hand.

SAINT Patrick’s Day turned sour for at least one visitor in Coffs Harbour on Wednesday night.

Police said security removed the Queensland 31-year-old from the Coffs Hotel at 8.50pm due to his intoxication.

He refused to move away from the area, however, and police were called to the scene.

They eventually managed to move him on without incident.

Coffs Harbour police reported an otherwise quiet night in the city during the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.



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