Moment mother, 38, glassed teacher from her child’s school in drunken brawl outside a seaside bar

Moment mother, 38, glassed teacher from her child’s school in drunken brawl outside a seaside bar

This is the moment a mother was caught on camera glassing a teacher from her child’s school in a drunken row outside a seaside bar.

Kelly Thomas, 38, was ordered to pay £600 compensation to the shocked teacher, who was left scarred for life, after the judge watched the shocking CCTV images of the attack.

A court heard Thomas ‘saw red’ in a drunken row outside the seafront Beach Comber bar in Porthcawl, South Wales.

She threw her drink at the teacher’s face before pushing the glass itself in her face.

Prosecutor Jenny Yeo said the victim was taken to hospital where she was treated for multiple superficial lacerations on her face.

The comprehensive school teacher said: ‘The incident really affected my every day life. I have a physical scar and the psychological damage is significant.

Kelly Thomas, 38, was ordered to pay £600 compensation to the shocked teacher left scarred for life after the judge watched the shocking CCTV images of the attack

A court heard Thomas 'saw red' in a drunken row outside the seafront Beach Comber bar in Porthcawl, South Wales

A court heard Thomas ‘saw red’ in a drunken row outside the seafront Beach Comber bar in Porthcawl, South Wales

‘I really struggled to come to terms with what happened and how it has left me feeling. 

‘I have flashbacks and can remember people saying “Oh God look at her face”.

‘My scar has changed how I view myself, I was a sociable person but now I have mental breakdowns before I go anywhere. 

‘I see it every time I look in the mirror and I have lost so much confidence.

‘I am single and I fear being rejected because of the way I look or where it came from and the stigma attached.

‘I check my looks in the house and struggle sleeping most nights thinking about what will be said and done next.

‘I have never been nervous but now I feel nervous and scared when going out in Porthcawl. 

‘I’m confused why the incident happened and I struggle with my emotions.’

She threw her drink at the teacher's face before pushing the glass itself in her face

She threw her drink at the teacher’s face before pushing the glass itself in her face

Prosecutor Jenny Yeo said the victim was taken to hospital where she was treated for multiple superficial lacerations on her face

Prosecutor Jenny Yeo said the victim was taken to hospital where she was treated for multiple superficial lacerations on her face

Thomas, of nearby Nottage, was ‘horrified, remorseful and embarrassed’ by her actions.

She admitted assault causing actual bodily harm at Cardiff Crown Court. The CCTV of the glassing was released by the Crown Prosecution Service after it was shown in court.

Ieuan Bennet, defending, said she was a mother of two children and was worried about them if she was imprisoned.

Recorder Victoria Hillier said: ‘Your reaction was totally inappropriate and you are ashamed of yourself, you should be. On that date you lost control of your emotions.’

Thomas was sentenced to eight months imprisonment suspended for 18 months. 

She was also ordered to carry out a 20-day rehabilitation activity requirement and to pay £600 in compensation. She was made subject to a restraining order for five years.

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