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04 September 2013

Man Jailed, Nursing Home Fined, Woman Scarred For Life

Jail for man who glassed chef outside Salford Quays Bar

Daniel Molloy, 35, binged on booze and cocaine before he attacked Jamal El-Hassar, who was relaxing with friends after finishing his shift as a Chef at the Lime Bar, opposite the Lowry Theatre.

The court heard that Molloy’s lengthy criminal record featured three assaults causing actual bodily harm, two offences of battery and one offence of grievous bodily harm, including an attack on a doorman at a lapdancing venue and an incident where he broke his ex-girlfriend’s nose.

While wanted for the attack at Lime Bar, he committed further offences of aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving.

Recorder Stephen Riordan QC jailed Molloy for 18 months.

Article Source: Manchester Evening News

Wirral Nursing home fined after exposing pensioners to legionella bacteria

Mother Redcaps Care Home was prosecuted after failing to respond to an improvement notice issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regarding the risk of legionella bacteria building up in their water systems.

The legionella bug can cause serious illnesses, most infamously Legionnaire’s Disease to which the elderly are particularly vulnerable, and multiplies in water systems between 20ºC and 45ºC.

Subsequent checks revealed that regular notes of the boiler temperature were not being taken, there was no schematic of the water system required for tracing any potential outbreak and that temperatures between 20ºC and 45ºC were “commonplace”.

James McKeon, prosecuting, said: “That was a concern because that is the temperature in which legionella can multiply.”

Despite their actions leading to a “risk” there was no evidence legionella was present in the building.

The company was ordered to pay a fine of £6,525 and prosecution costs of £33,475, totalling £40,000.

Article Source: Liverpool Echo

Manchester woman scarred for life in glassing attack

A woman glassed in the face by a teenage thug has labelled her attacker’s sentence of just 10 months as ‘disgusting’.

Sophie Joyce, 20 was left with horrific scars and severe damage to her left eye when David Collins attacked her.

Collins, 17, was committed to a young offender’s institution after admitting causing actual bodily harm.

The attack happened at the M19 bar, in Levenshulme, Manchester, in the early hours of  May 6. Collins, of Droylsden, Manchester, had offered Miss Joyce some rolling tobacco, but flew into a rage as he thought she had taken too much. He hurled a pint glass at Miss Joyce, who was standing 4ft away, which smashed into her face.

Passing sentence, Judge, Stephen Riordan  QC said: 'What you did was disgraceful, violent and a criminal act.'

Article Source: Daily Mail

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