Man who threw glasses in pub jailed

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One of Jonathan Robert Aubert’s victims sustained a scar to his lip in the unprovoked attack which happened as a band was playing at the Green Rooster pub on 10 February, the Royal Court heard.

Aubert, who has a previous conviction for grave and criminal assault and another for assaulting a police officer, was jailed for 14 months on Friday after admitting two counts of grave and criminal assault.

Outlining the case for the prosecution, Crown Advocate Conrad Yates said Aubert (38) was at the pub with his then partner watching the band The Pirates.

About half-way through the gig Aubert threw a glass in the direction of the stage which hit a 31-year-old man on the side of his face. The glass did not break but the victim, who suffered bruising, later described feeling ‘shocked’ by the incident.

Aubert then launched another glass which hit a 24-year-old on his right upper lip causing it to bleed. The man attended the Emergency Department where his wound was stitched and he was told that it would scar.

‘It is accepted by the Crown that it does not appear to have been an intention to hit the complainants but it was reckless,’ Advocate Yates said.

The day after the incident Aubert contacted the pub’s licensee to apologise for his behaviour and to pay for any damage caused. He also later contacted a member of the band to offer to pay for any damage and to say: ‘I’m, the d******* who was throwing glasses around on Saturday, I want to apologise to you all.’

The court heard Aubert, who was also given a two-year ban from drinking in licensed premises as part of his sentence, has anger management issues.

Advocate Luke Sette, defending Aubert, said his client had been out with his then partner to discuss their relationship which was coming to an end.

‘During this discussion a drink was knocked over Mr Aubert,’ the advocate said. ‘That is what caused his reaction. There was no intended target.’

He urged the court to impose a 210 hours’ community service order and said that Aubert was resolved to address his anger management issues.

The Bailiff, Sir William Bailhache, presiding, said: ‘You definitely have an issue with anger management that you need to tackle. You may also have an issue with drink which you may have to think about. There are courses in prison which you can take.’

Jurats Geoffrey Grime and Rozanne Thomas were sitting.

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