Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Waiter Hit over the Head with Rum Bottle in Pub Fight

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Waiter Hit over the Head with Rum Bottle in Pub Fight

Article excerpt

A NIGHT at the pub on State of Origin, a few too many drinks and a rum bottle to the back of a head landed a 22-year-old woman in Ipswich District Court yesterday.

Haley Serene Walther pleaded guilty to one count of assault occasioning bodily harm while armed for her "irrational, stupid and impulsive" behaviour at the Racehorse Hotel at Booval in July last year.

The court heard the male victim was a waiter at the venue and was struck in the back of the head with a rum bottle while he was trying to break up a fight between Walther and another woman in the carpark.

Crown prosecutor James Marxson said Walther threw the bottle which caused a 3cm cut to the back of the victim's head.

It requiring glueing at hospital.

He said a victim impact statement was not provided and the complainant "wasn't really worried about it and hadn't thought about it for a long time".

"The prevalence of alcohol fuelled violence and the use of glass is an alarming feature," Mr Marxson said. …

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