Suspended jail sentence for glass attack

A MAN who stabbed another man in theface with a smashed bottle has received an18-month jail sentence, wholly suspended,after appearing in Bathurst Local Court.
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Bradley Cook, 22, of Luchetti Place inOberon, appeared before MagistrateMichael Allen charged with destroying ordamaging property and reckless wounding.

Police facts tendered to the court toldhow the victim and a number of associateswere enjoying a few drinks at a home inNorth Street, Oberon on October 26 lastyear.

During the evening, one of the men hadto leave the house for a while, and the victimwent with him.

They were gone for about 15 or 20 minutes,and when they returned to the NorthStreet home, everyone there was upset.

People were yelling and screaming, withone witness telling police that Brad [Cook]“was going off his head”.

Police allege the witness was in theprocess of trying to organise transport for agirl who was at the house and was also tryingto calm Cook down when he saw Cookwalking up the road.

Police allege Cook then came back andswung a Wild Turkey glass bottle at the backof the victim’s head, smashing the glass.

The victim lost vision and turned aroundand sat on the back of a car, putting up hisarms in self-defence.

Police allege Cook then stabbed the victimin the face with the bottom of the glass,causing a large laceration above his left eye,which later required eight stitches.

Cook was held back by other people atthe house, while the witness picked up thevictim and drove him to his parents’ house.As they drove away, Cook returned to thevictim’s car and kicked the door, denting it.

Cook was arrested on October 27 and hetold police he had no memory of what happened,although he conceded committingthe offences.

Police said he appearedremorseful for his actions.

On the damage and destroy propertycharge, Cook was convicted and fined $800.On the reckless wounding charge, Cookwas convicted and sentenced to jail for 18months, which was wholly suspended.

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