Man faces another jail sentence
9:01am Monday 28th April 2014 in News
A Cardigan man is facing another jail sentence after a jury convicted him of punching a man in a nightclub and breaking his jaw in two places.
Kenneth Mark Newell, aged 27, of 7 Maesyrhaf, had denied causing grievous bodily harm to Spener-Lee Curtis but was found guilty on Friday by a jury at Swansea crown court.
The jury viewed footage from a CCTV camera inside Gabrielle’s at the Angel Hotel, filmed on May 26 last year.
Newell and several others could be seen scuffling at the back of the dancefloor.
Bouncer Peter Bottom restrained Newell and the incident appeared to pass.
But as he made his way across the dancefloor he punched Mr Curtis in the face.
Mr Curtis had to be treated at Morriston hospital, Swansea, where surgeons inserted two metal plates in his jaw.
Newell told the jury that he thought Mr Curtis was about to attack him or a friend and “pushed” him in the face.
But Miss Nicola Powell, prosecuting, played the footage again to the jury and pointed out that Mr Curtis had not behaved the way Newell had described.
Newell was granted bail until a sentencing hearing.
Newell was jailed for 18 months in July, 2012, for causing grievous bodily harm. He threw a can of soft drink into a man’s eye, causing serious injury.