A roofer who attacked a man in a Preston pub has been jailed for 18 months.
Johnny Whiteside, 39, of Tulketh Brow, Ashton, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) during a row in the Assembly pub in Lune Street, Preston.
At a trial at Preston Crown Court, the jury heard the victim had been at a family function and had consumed a large amount of alcohol.
In the early hours of May 13 he went on to the Assembly.
CCTV taken from the bar area showed Whiteside headbutting a man and pushing him into a group of people who were standing at the bar.
The victim put his hand on Whiteside’s neck to defend himself but Whiteside threw a number of punches at him.
The man then fell to the floor and a number of glass beer bottles he was carrying smashed, severing the tendons in his hands. The CCTV also showed Whiteside kicking at his victim.
The court heard Whiteside had “overreacted” when he thought his victim had been bullying his friend, who had recently been widowed.
Whiteside has no recent convictions and has a steady job as a roofer.
Judge Robert Altham, sentencing, said: “It would be a complete misrepresentation of the incident to say you did this in (your friend’s) name or on his behalf.
“For one reason or another you completely lost your temper.
“You did not set out to cause injuries of that gravity - of course not - but if you act in that way in nightclubs, injuries of that gravity are always a risk.
“Despite the clear evidence if the CCTV you decided to chance your arm at a trial.”
He jailed Whiteside for 18 months.