Man in court for glassing dancer

Andrew Shires is being sentenced for glassing an aspiring dancer.

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Man who glassed dancer avoids jail term

A man who smashed a bottle into the face of woman through her car window, scarring her for life, has escaped jail. Chris Kiddey's report contains images you may find upsetting.

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Dancer is 'devastated' and 'bewildered' at sentencing

Chloe Knapton says she is 'devastated' and 'bewildered' after the man who glassed her in the face has received a twelve month suspended sentence.

"I don't actually have words at the moment. I'm a bit shocked and numb about it all. I'll probably be upset later."

– Chloe Knapton, assault victim

"I thought I'd go to prison"

Andrew Shires has reacted to his sentence by admitting he thought he was going to prison. The 37-year-old has been given a twelve month suspended sentence after he walked over from a bus stop to glass a woman as she sat behind the wheel of her own car. It left her scarred for life and threw her burgeoning career as a professional dancer in to doubt.

Speaking to our reporter, Chris Kiddey, as he left court Shires said he is lucky to be a free man, and he will try to "do something with my life."

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