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Ryan Prendergast jailed for eight years after glass attack at wedding
2:51pm Monday 22nd October 2012 in Crime
A FATHER-of-two is behind bars after glassing a man at a friend’s wedding reception.
Ryan Prendergast was jailed for eight years after he left Jonathon Cooper with three scars across his face outside the Kings Restaurant in Botley.
A jury at Southampton Crown Court found Prendergast, 29, guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent last month. He had denied the charge.
Prendergast, formerly of Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, but now with a house in Falmouth, Cornwall, was not ordered to pay compensation to Mr Cooper.
He smashed a glass into Mr Cooper’s face.
Judge Peter Ralls QC said: “That action had dramatic and appalling consequences with the effect of cutting his face.
“Effectively a large part of his face was disengaged from the underlying bone.”
Defence barrister Jeremy Burton read out a letter written by Prendergast in which he said: “It was the worst moment of my life. I have badly wanted to say sorry to him and his family.”