Man spurned by girl launched a glass at her face

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A MAN has avoided a jail sentence after throwing a glass at a woman in a nightclub.

Alfie Warren was in Liquid & Envy in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth, when a girl rejected his advances.

The 20-year-old had ‘preyed’ on the younger girl and decided she was an ‘easy option’ for the night, a judge said.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard she was left an injury that will affect her appearance for some time.

Recorder William Ashworth said that at a trial Warren had been found not guilty of one count of an assault on another woman.

Sentencing him to a eight-month prison sentence suspended for two years, he said: ‘Other than the jury’s findings you would be facing an immediate sentence of custody.

‘You preyed upon the emotions of a girl who’s considerably younger than you in both age and maturity and in your words you thought she was an “easy option” that night.

‘And that says an awful lot about your character.

‘The fact that she was not willing to be with you that evening or fall into your plan for her to be an easy option clearly wasn’t something that you were going to accept.

‘And you threw a drink at her and shortly after you threw the cup at her.

‘The injury that you caused to a young girl is one that from her victim personal statement she will have cosmetically for some considerable time.

‘If you look at the photographs, the glass must have been thrown with some force from close distance and she would have been facing you.’

It happened at the nightclub on January 3.

Warren, of Hanway Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, has three convictions for four offences, the court heard.

Nick Tucker, defending, said the single blow had not been premeditated. He said: ‘The exact trigger for the assault is probably unclear.’

Mr Tucker added there was a history between the parties involved.

‘He probably thought very little before throwing this cup. There’s no reason to believe he could not turn things round,’ he said.

Warren admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm.