Woman with dreams of becoming a vet nurse 'smashed gin glass over bouncer's head' in Doncaster

A South Yorkshire woman's dreams of becoming a veterinary nurse were shattered when she smashed a gin glass over a bouncer's head, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

By Tim Cunningham
Thursday, 11th June 2020, 11:59 am
Updated Thursday, 11th June 2020, 11:59 am

Rebecca Seymoor's blow left the man with a six-inch laceration on his right hairline, during the fracas outisde the Secrets wine bar, in Lazarus Court, Doncaster, at 10.30pm, on October 13, 2018

Her partner, who was being ejected from the bar, was later fined for threatening behaviour, said prosecutor Martin Robertshaw on Wednesday.

Seymoor was "highly emotional" when she expressed remorse at the police station, and said she forgot about the glass in her hand.

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Lazarus Court, Doncaster

The doorman's wound was sutured in hospital, and, in a statement he said: "I don't think I will ever forget the pain I felt, when I was hit by the glass."

Michael Cane-Soothill, mitigating, said Seymoor studied at college in York in order to be a veterinary nurse.

"As a consequence of this conviction she will not be able to practise as a nurse," he said, adding that she is heavily pregnant.

Seymoor, 23, of Eggborough, Goole, pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding, on a reckless basis.

Judge Michael Slater said: "You dedicated your years as a teenager to obtaining qualifications in order to become a veterinary nurse.

"I'm told that as a result of this unfortunate incident that career is on hold and may not be resurrected. That seems to me a suitable punishment."

He imposed a 12 month community order with ten days of a rehabilitation activity requirement.