Jack Shepherd appears in court charged with ‘glassing’ barman at Devon hotel

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A person has appeared in court docket charged with “glassing” a barman in a Devon resort.

Jack Shepherd appeared at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court docket through video hyperlink to face a cost of wounding with intent on 16 March 2018.

The 31-year-old is accused of “unlawfully and maliciously” wounding former soldier David Beech in the course of the incident at a resort in Newton Abbot.

Mr Shepherd, previously of Charles Avenue in Bristol, didn’t enter a plea and spoke solely to substantiate his identify, date of beginning and handle and that he understood the proceedings.

District Choose Diane Baker despatched the case to Exeter Crown Court docket for a listening to on 30 Could.

“It’s an allegation of assault with a bottle on a barman,” she mentioned.

The court docket heard Mr Beech was a former soldier who had served in Afghanistan.

She informed the defendant: “In the intervening time, Mr Shepherd, there isn’t a utility for bail. I’m going to formally ship up the part 18 wounding matter to Exeter Crown Court docket for trial.

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“The date that I offer you is not a trial date, it’s a plea and case administration listening to at Exeter Crown Court docket.”

Shepherd, sporting a white t-shirt, was represented by Richard Egan. 

Further reporting by PA

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