Mansfield man found guilty of GBH with intent after Stag and Pheasant glassing incident

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A 22-year-old Mansfield man who was found guilty of deliberately glassing another man in a town centre pub has been warned he will be jailed.

Jamie Burbanks, of Chaucer Street, hit Marcus Fisher in the face with a pint glass causing a three-inch cut which needed 11 stitches.

Nottingham Crown Court was told how Burbanks challenged Fisher at the top of some stairs in the Stag and Pheasant pub shortly after the pair had an argument at the bar.

He explained that he had a pint glass in his hand because he was en route to the Clumber Street pub toilet and always took drinks with him.

The court was told how Burbanks said ‘what’s your problem?’ to Mr Fisher and as he grabbed hold of the 21-year-old another man came running upstairs.

Burbanks said: “Marcus tried to grab hold of me and my reaction was just to swing.

“I did not realise I had a glass in my hand and did not intend to hit him with the glass.”

He said he was shocked as the glass shattered.

Burbanks had admitted the lesser charge of simple wounding but denied any intention to cause harm..

After the jury’s verdict the court heard Burbanks had police cautions for common assaults at Illusions nightclub and in Westgate, Mansfield, in the early hours.

He also had been cautioned for threatening behaviour on the street in Mansfield.

In a personal statement, the victim said he was self-conscious about his injuries and tended to be unshaven to conceal his scar.

He now felt more vulnerable around people and his confidence had been affected.

The judge, Recorder Paul Mann, remanded Burbanks in custody until sentencing on 16th May and warned: “There has to be an immediate custodial sentence.”

He added: “I don’t doubt that when sober you are a decent enough young man.”