A man with a history of violence in the pubs and clubs of Tenby has been jailed today (Tuesday) for his latest attack.
Nicholas Glanville, aged 32, admitted assaulting James Scorer causing him grievous bodily harm.
Swansea crown court heard it was Glanville’s ninth conviction for violence.
Judge Chris Vosper said Glanville had received non custodial sentences in the past but they had not had the desired effect and now an immediate prison sentence was necessary.
Glanville, of The Glebe, Tenby, was jailed for 14 months.
Tom Scrapens, prosecuting, told the court that on November 30 last year Mr Scorer, a 44 year-old chef, had been drinking in the Three Mariners when he as approached by Glanville’s sister.
There had been a dispute over a claim that Mr Scorer owed £3,000 to the landlord of a previous pub he had worked at. Mr Scorer said it was untrue.
Glanville was to tell police after his arrest that two weeks earlier he had been mistaken for Mr Scorer and beaten up because of the alleged debt.
He thought Mr Scorer was dismissive of the matter and struck him once to the left side of his face.
Mr Scorer was knocked unconscious and doctors had to insert metal plates into a jaw fracture.
Kate Williams, representing Glanville, a father of three, said although the attack had been unprovoked there was a background to it.
She said Glanville came from a family who had lived all their lives in the town.
Judge Vosper said Glanville had been convicted in the past for eight assaults, including attacks at local pubs and clubs and it was clear he could be violent after drinking.