Man who left woman scarred in cider can attack jailed

Sharon Milligan was left permanently scarred after Lee Simmonds threw a can of cider at her head.

Man who left woman scarred in cider can attack jailed STV News

A man who left a woman permanently scarred after hitting her on the head with a can of cider has been jailed for a year and a half.

Lee Simmonds turned on Sharon Milligan in Glasgow’s Easterhouse after she got involved in an argument involving his mother earlier this year.

The 26-year-old threw the can of Kopperberg which struck her on the forehead and left her with a wound.

Simmonds pled guilty to the attack at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

He also admitted possession of a bladed item as well as acting in a threatening or abusive manner.

The court heard Simmonds’ mother and neighbours became involved in a verbal argument on July 25.

Ms Milligan, who was walking her dog, came across the argument and intervened before Simmonds told her: “It’s got nothing to do with you what’s going on here” before launching the alcoholic beverage at her head.

Police later received an anonymous call which led to the arrest of Simmonds near the property.

When he was arrested he was found to be in possession of a bladed weapon before making racist comments and threats to police and hospital staff.

Ms Milligan meanwhile was receiving treatment to her head injury and was advised that will leave a permanent scar.

Lawyer Phil McWilliams, defending, said: “He had been drinking, his judgement was impaired and he threw the can.

“He regrets that and it has caused him great upset – this wasn’t a sober and calculated mind.”

Sheriff Joseph Platt told Simmonds, who has previous convictions for assaults, that the only appropriate sentence was custody.

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