Drunken Flintshire man threw a glass at bar staff

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A MAN who had been on an all day drinking session threw a glass in temper when he was refused another drink.

The glass bounced and struck a barman, Flintshire Magistrates’ Court has heard.

Alan Mark Harvey, 23, of Leighton Court in Connah’s Quay, admitted using or threatening unlawful violence at The Albion Social Club in Pen-y-Llan, Connah’s Quay, on May 19.

He was banned from all public houses in Flintshire under a licensing exclusion order.

Harvey was also placed on a community order and placed on supervision for two years.

He must observe a two month curfew under which he must remain indoors for the next two months between 7pm and 7am.

John Wylde, prosecuting, told the court how Harvey started drinking at 10.30am that day and had drunk 16 bottles of lager, and then eight pints of lager. He then went to the Albion club where he had a couple of “JD triples”.

Harvey was outside having a cigarette when “last orders” were called and when he came back in, he wanted more alcohol.

After being told the bar was closed he threw his glass which bounced off the bar and struck the barman’s cheek. Fortunately, it did not cause him any injury.

“He also broke a pool cue and caused damage to a chair as he was leaving,” Mr Wylde explained.

When police went to his home, he refused to come out and held a kitchen knife to his throat.

Police released a police dog and used a taser on him which caused him to drop the knife, and he was arrested. He needed hospital treatment because he had taken a number of tablets and it was believed that he might have taken some methadone.

Mr Wylde suggested that, in view of his previous convictions and the fact that he should not have been in the club because of a previous ban from licensed premises, that sentencing should take place in the crown court.

However, the magistrates disagreed.

Phillip Marshall-Thomas, defending, said that Harvey had not aimed the glass at the barman and had not intended to strike him.

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