Man avoids jail after throwing bottle at woman's head following row
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A man who threw a bottle at a woman's head after a row has avoided jail.
Carl Moore's aim was "spot on" as the glass hit struck the victim behind the ear and caused a nasty cut.
Newcastle Crown Court heard the pair had been arguing inside a property, which spilled outside after she tried to make a getaway.
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The judge said: "You were convicted after a trial of common assault and unlawful wounding.
"You were with a lady, you had an argument, you slapped her, she ran out of the house and you followed her and threw a bottle at her.
"Unhappily, your aim was spot on because the bottle hit her on the head and caused quite a serious injury."
Elizabeth Muir, defending, told the court that a number of references and testimonials had been submitted on behalf of Moore.
The judge also imposed a five-year restraining order against the defendant alongside 140 hours of unpaid work.
He must also complete a number of rehabilitative accredited programmes and activities.