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Man jailed for bar glass attack

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.