Upset man in pub glass rage

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man lost his temper after being “ emotionally toyed with” by a woman, a court was told.

Daniel Swift pushed his former girlfriend outside a pub and threw a glass which hit her on the shoulder.

Swift, a 27-year-old welder, of Devonshire Road, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was bailed for pre-sentence reports by Blackpool magistrates and must not contact his ex or go near her home address as conditions of his bail.

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, told magistrates that Swift’s ex said they had been in a relationship for four years but split-up numerous times. When she ended the relationship for the last time, Swift asked to speak to her to “get closure.”

They met at a pub and he started shouting in her face, claiming she had destroyed him.

Swift then pushed her forcefully and she fell to the floor. After she got up he picked up a pint glass and threw it. The glass hit her shoulder and Swift followed her into the pub shouting “I wish you were dead.”

David Charnley, defending, said Swift was ashamed and admitted his remorse to police. He had intended to throw a drink at her, but the glass left his hand and hit her.

Mr Charnley added: “He says he was emotionally toyed with by her.”