Pubgoer’s lighter hit barmaid’s chin

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A customer threw a lighter which cut a barmaid on the chin at a Fleetwood pub.

Robert Stockell then elbowed a window at The Royal Oak pub, Lord Street, smashing it.

Stockell, a recycling worker, 23, of Lyddesdale Avenue, Anchorsholme, pleaded guilty to assault and causing damage.

He was sentenced to nine months supervision and ordered to pay compensation of £100 to his victim and £50 for the window plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Nicola Corney, prosecuting, said Stockell had a disagreement with other customers on April 13 about 11.45pm. A female bar worker, asked him to leave and he did so.

He returned soon after and threw the lighter which hit the barmaid on the chin.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said Stockell had thrown the lighter intending to hit a man he had had an argument with.

He had no intention of hitting the barmaid and had since apologised to her and they had made up.

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