A MAN has been sentenced to three years with the final 18 months suspended for assaulting a stranger and leaving him with facial scars.
JAMES Kehoe (30) threw a glass in Mark Connolly's face at Horan's Bar, in Baltinglass, Wicklow, on St Patrick's night 2010.
He was convicted by a Dublin Circuit Criminal Court jury last November having initially pleaded not guilty to assaulting Mr Connolly.
He claimed throughout his trial that he had acted in self- defence after Mr Connolly had been aggressive towards him.
Kehoe, of Raheendoran, Carlow, who delivers bottled gas in the local area, also denied a charge of assaulting James Gahan causing him harm on the same date and in the same place.