Woman, 23, left man needing 27 stitches after glassing him in bar

Ellen Manning
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Jessica McMillan, 23, was caught on camera as she lost her temper with Ryan Davies, 27, thrusting a glass into his face. (Wales News)
Jessica McMillan, 23, was caught on camera as she lost her temper with Ryan Davies, 27, thrusting a glass into his face. (Wales News)

A woman glassed a pub-goer in the face and left him needing 27 stitches, a court was told. 

Jessica McMillan, 23, was caught on camera smashing the glass into 27-year-old Ryan Davies' face after losing her temper with him.

He needed 27 stitches and is scarred for life after the attack at the pub in Newport, south Wales.

Cardiff Crown Court heard the incident had led to Davies losing his job and the relationship with the mother of his son.

A general view of Cardiff Crown Court in Cardiff, Wales.
McMillan was handed a suspended sentence at Cardiff Crown Court. (Getty)

In a victim impact statement he said: "I have lost my self confidence and hide my scar with facial hair. I believe this has resulted in me being unable to find full time employment."

McMillan, from Newport, was handed a 15-month suspended prison sentence over the incident, which happened in the summer of 2019.  

She had denied unlawfully and maliciously wound with intent and was found not guilty after a trial in February but had previously admitted the lesser offence of unlawful wounding.

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Judge Jeremy Jenkins said: "You lashed out at Mr Davies. In your hand at the time was a glass which struck his face with some force."

The 23-year-old was also made subject of an 18-month community order and will have to pay a victim surcharge.

Leaving court after her sentencing, McMillan said: "I'm not a monster. I honestly hate talking about it.

"The main thing is I now have a criminal record. I will never be what I want to be in life now. I’m planning to go to uni soon as well to try and get somewhere.

"I’m not a monster and I been feeling like one for months. I just want to move on with my life."

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