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Man jailed for attack.

A family man has been jailed for a glass attack which scarred his victim for life.

Mark Coyles's only previous brush with the law was getting drunk at a football match.

But the father of two fell into a bar-room argument with John Dodds over an earlier incident neither had even been involved in, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

And as the row became more heated, he swung a punch at Mr Dodds without realising he still had his glass in his hand.

The glass shattered, causing a cut to Mr Dodds's cheek which needed 30 stitches and only an inch from his eye, the court heard.

Coyles, 28, a Goodyear Corporation tyre inspector from The Cove, Shiney Row, near Washington, admitted unlawful wounding.

Jailing him for 18 months, Judge David Wood told him: "You caused Mr Dodds an extremely unpleasant injury which will leave him scarred for life."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 16, 2004
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