Man 'glassed' fellow drinker at Tottenham's Woodberry Tavern in pub row over hanging baskets, Wood Green Crown Court hears

Haringey Independent: The court heard how victim Carl Maude became involved in an argument with the defendant's girlfriend before he was hit in the face with the glass The court heard how victim Carl Maude became involved in an argument with the defendant's girlfriend before he was hit in the face with the glass

A man suffered serious cuts when he was glassed in the face during a pub row over hanging baskets, a court has heard.

Rupert Brown, of Priory Road, Hornsey, is facing one count of wounding with intent during the brawl at the Woodberry Tavern, in Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham, on June 30 last year.

Wood Green Crown Court heard yesterday how the victim Carl Maude became involved in an argument with the defendant’s girlfriend, who was selling hanging baskets.

He claimed the flowers had been stolen from his home address.

At some point in the argument, Mr Brown’s girlfriend went outside and called in her partner, who became involved in an altercation with Mr Maude.

The court heard how Mr Brown threw a glass that hit Mr Maude in the face, as one witness described, “like a bullseye”.

The jury were shown pictures of Mr Maude’s cuts and heard evidence from others who were in the pub that day.

One witness, who spoke from behind a curtain said: “He (Brown) was quite calm at first, but to seemed to be getting more agitated.”

Defence barrister for Mr Brown, Andrew Jordan, said his client had thrown the glass in self defence.

The case continues.

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