Pint glass thrown at work colleague in unprovoked assault

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A man was left needing stitches in his arm after having a pint glass thrown at him in an unprovoked incident, a court heard.

Ryan Hampson was out in Glossop on April 5 at a retirement party for a work colleague, High Peak Magistrates’ Court heard.

He was standing outside the George Hotel waiting for a friend when the glass was thrown at him, the prosecution explained.

Mr Hampson went to Tameside Hospital where he received 16 stitches in his upper arm before being discharged.

The next day, Mr Hampson received a message on Facebook from his work colleague John Cooper apologising for throwing the glass at him.

In interview, Cooper said he was drunk and had little recollection of the incident. He said he had been told by a number of colleagues that he had thrown the glass so accepted causing the injuries.

Cooper, 37, of Clayton Street, Manchester, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Kirsten Collings, defending, said: “He accepts the facts, he is not in a position to challenge them.

“He is not a heavy drinker but he was with people he did his apprenticeship with and began drinking shots. He drank to excessive levels which are not normal for him.

“He is completely mortified by his behaviour.

”He has shown genuine remorse.

“He has come to court and entered a guilty plea at the first opportunity.”

Magistrates adjourned the case until September 10 so a pre-sentence report could be prepared.