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Flint man given suspended sentence for unprovoked attack in pub

A MAN was subjected to an unprovoked attack while having a drink at a Flint pub.

The victim, a Lithuanian national, was simply sitting by himself having a drink at The George and Dragon public house in the town, Mold Crown Court was told.

Jamie Worrall, 23, approached and offered him a cigarette. He beckoned toward the rear smoking area and the victim followed.

But as he went through the door, with his hands in his pockets, he was suddenly punched once to the face by Worrall.

Worrall, of Aber Las, Flint, admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm on the basis of a single punch which caused a cut to the tongue. He denied he had been responsible for knocking two teeth out.

Worrall was given a 32-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.

He was ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and was banned from all licensed premises over the Christmas and New Year period – until January 7.

Judge Niclas Parry ordered him to pay £1,000 costs and £300 compensation.

Oliver King, defending, said it was accepted it was a callous offence but he stressed that it was not racially motivated.