SIX YEARS FOR YOB WHO GLASSED MAN IN FACE.
Byline: GARETH WYN WILLIAMS Daily Post Reporter email@example.com
A MAN found guilty of a "cowardly and unprovoked" attack using a glass bottle has been jailed for six years.
Rhun Glyn had denied smashing a man over the head with the bottle before deliberately dragging its jagged edges across his cheek.
But the 20-year-old was convicted of wounding with intent to inflict grevious bodily harm.
Before Glyn, of Adwy Ddu, Penrhyndeudraeth, was led away to begin his sentence in a young offenders' institution, Judge Huw Rees said the attack could have blinded victim Arwel Roberts, 20.
He suffered a deep cut needing 17 stitches in the attack at Fron Fawr, Blaenau Ffestiniog, on July 7 last year.
Kenneth Grant, defending, urged the judge to take into account Glyn's age before passing sentence. "My client is aged 20, and was just 19 at the time.
"He has no previous convictions for violence, and incarceraing a man of his age could have a significant effect.
"I'd suggest he's not as robust as other young men, and the starting point of a six-year sentence would be significant for a man so young.
"He acted out of character and I'd urge you to be as lenient as the circumstances demand."
But the judge described Glyn's actions as "a wicked piece of violence", adamant that only a substantial sentence would suffice. He told Glyn at Caernarfon Crown Court: "You inflicted a serious injury that required 17 stitches. You could have caused him sight impairment or even to lose his vision.
"This was a deliberate and purposeful act, sheer aggression disguised as revenge.
"It was calculated and deliberate, causing a long-standing disfigurement that may be permanent "It cannot be said that you've displayed any remorse."
Glyn was also handed an indefinite restraining order barring him from contacting Mr Roberts and two other witnesses.