Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Drinker Finally Admits Horrific Assault on Gay Woman

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Drinker Finally Admits Horrific Assault on Gay Woman

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Byline: By Peter Taylor

This jagged head wound was inflicted in an anti-gay attack on a lesbian, a court heard.

Lynsey Cain, 27, was left in agony when George Watt rammed her head through a pane of glass.

He exploded during a pub karaoke session involving Miss Cain's partner Donna Smith.

Suddenly a brawl broke out involving several people.

And as fists flew, Watt was seen to grab Miss Cain and push her into a glass partition, breaking it and leaving glass embedded in her head. She was covered in blood.

Barmaid Sharon Munley told magistrates: "He was calling her a lesbian and said: `I know where you lesbians live and I will come and get you.'"

The prosecution alleged the case involved "individuals being targeted because of their sexuality".

Watt initially denied the charge when he appeared in court in Bedlington, Northumberland.

But he changed his plea to guilty on the second day of his trial.

Miss Cain and Miss Smith, 24, who have lived together for five years in Blyth, said they were singled out during the brawl, in the town's Pulman pub, because they are gay. …

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