A WREXHAM man found himself in court after headbutting someone in a pub he claimed to be his childhood bully.

Michael Pritchard, of Glan Gors, appeared at Wrexham Magistrates Court on Monday morning for sentence.

The 25-year-old had been convicted at a previous hearing of one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against a man named Harrison Jones, which took place on January 25.

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Prosecutor Justin Espie told the court that on that date, Pritchard's victim had been at the Red Lion pub in Marchwiel.

He spotted the defendant and recognised him from primary school, but hadn't spoken to him for many years.

When they spoke, the defendant became "upset" and accused the victim of bullying him in school.

They parted ways and the victim carried on playing darts, but Pritchard approached him again and accused him of having been a bully in school.

Mr Jones tried to assure him he hadn't, but Pritchard headbutted him once to the forehead.

The impact caused the victim to bite his teeth together, damaging dental veneers which cost £911.50 to repair.

Pritchard didn't cause any further issues that night, but cried and apologised to the victim, telling him: "I didn't mean to take it out on you."

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Emma Simoes, defending, told the Magistrates: "Hopefully you gleaned from the probation service how genuinely remorseful Mr Pritchard is.

"It was borne out of alcohol, which he doesn't usually partake in.

"Emotions were high on the day as he had attended a funeral, and emotions were flooding back from childhood.

"He doesn't seek to justify his behaviour at all - he's simply trying to explain what led to that moment.

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"He's incredibly embarrassed about the incident and is very sorry for any damage he caused to Mr Jones."

Pritchard received a £200 fine and was ordered to pay compensation of £911.50 for the dental work, as well as an additional £100 to the victim.

He must also pay £85 costs and an £80 victim surcharge.