Glasses changed after revellers clashed

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.

Blackpool Magistrates Court open day pre-pix.

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ONE of Blackpool’s best known bars introduced plastic glasses for drinkers after two holidaymakers clashed, a court heard.

Blackpool Magistrates were told by Martine Connah, prosecuting, that a glass had been used during an attack by graduate mother-of-one Wendy Benson, who was in the resort on a hen night at the time of the incident.

The court heard she had attacked an 18-year-old man who she had been dancing with at Yates’ bar on Corporation Street.

The duo exchanged uncomplimentary remarks – she taunting him about his spots while he made comments about her teeth.

The 28-year-old, from Cheltenham, then hit out with a glass which she had in her hand.

Appearing before the bench at Blackpool Magistrates Court, Benson admitted assault and her case was adjourned while pre-sentence reports were prepared into the defendant.

Stitches

The prosecutor told the court how the victim needed five butterfly stitches in his face after the wounds were inflicted.

The court heard how when interviewed by police Benson said she had used a plastic glass to lash out after the earlier name-calling turned violent.

However the prosecutor told the court it was only after the attack that pub bosses installed unbreakable receptacles behind the bar.

She added: “We are told that it was as a result of this incident that Yates’ introduced a plastic glass scheme.”