18th Dec, 2017

Wedding guest who threw bottle outside Leamington chip shop escapes jail

Leamington Editorial 2nd Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A WEDDING guest who threw a bottle which hit another man to the head during an incident outside a Leamington chip shop has been ordered to pay compensation to his victim.

Jason Chambers had pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to assaulting Tobias Matthews causing him actual bodily harm.

The 25 year-old of Rowley Regis, was sentenced to nine months in prison suspended for two years and ordered to complete 175 hours of unpaid work.

Recorder Martin Hurst also ordered him to pay £500 compensation to Mr Matthews and £240 costs.

The court heard how the incident took place outside the Leamington Fish Bar in Tavistock Street at 2.45am on October 4 last year.

Chambers became upset after his brother and some others were thrown out after they jumped the queue.

Chambers threw the bottle towards the doorway just as Mr Matthews was coming out. It hit him in the head, causing a 2cm wound which had to be glued by medics.

Simon Williams, defending, said Chambers regretted his action.

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