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Bingley pub glass attack man is partially blinded
3:10pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
A builder who partially blinded a man by smashing a glass in his face has been sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment – suspended for two years – with 300 hours of unpaid work.
David Shackleton, 31, of Red Holt Crescent in Keighley, pleaded guilty to unlawfully wounding Richard Turner at the Ferrands Arms in Bingley on February 16.
Bradford Crown Court heard on Friday that Shackleton struck Mr Turner, 43 when an altercation broke out. Mr Turner, who was acting as peacemaker when trouble started, suffered a serious injury to his right eye, needing 11 stitches, prosecutor David McGonigal said. Mr Turner’s eye was permanently damaged and his sight impaired.
Shackleton suffered a revenge attack when someone broke a glass on his head. His barrister, Ken Green, said he felt clear, sincere and genuine remorse, and was of previous good character.
Judge David Hatton QC accepted Shackleton did not intend to cause Mr Turner his “appalling” injuries.