Police charge man after pub patron glassed – Elermore Vale

A man has been charged after an alleged brawl and glassing at a Newcastle pub at the weekend.

About 11.45pm on Saturday (11 July 2020), two groups of men were inside a licensed premises on Croudace Road, Elermore Vale, when they became involved in a verbal altercation.

It escalated into a physical altercation between two men – aged 26 and 38 – before a 24-year-old man allegedly hit the 38-year-old in the face with a schooner glass which shattered on impact, before a larger brawl ensued.

The older man suffered a deep laceration to the right side of his face, he was taken to John Hunter Hospital for treatment.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District were called and commenced an investigation.

Following extensive inquiries, police attended a home on Nott Street, Edgeworth, and arrested a 24-year-old man about 8.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 15 July 2020).

He was taken to Waratah Police Station and charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and breach of bail.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 16 July 2020).

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