Woman, 22, glassed female pub goer over row over basket of chicken

Woman, 22, glassed female pub goer in Wetherspoons and left her needing six stitches after being told to pay for chicken she had stolen from nearby table

  • Hollie Crutchley lobbed a gin glass at the woman in the Wheatsheaf in Cheadle
  • Incident happened during a row over a basket of chicken at Wetherspoon’s pub
  • The victim needed six stitches following the attack by 22-year-old Crutchley
  • At Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, Crutchley admitted to a charge of wounding
  • Crutchley was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months

A woman has walked free from court after ‘recklessly’ glassing a fellow pub-goer who took her to task for eating food from another table.

Hollie Crutchley, 22, lobbed a gin glass at the woman who demanded she pay for a basket of cooked chicken which she had taken from a nearby table. 

The victim needed six stitches following the attack at the Wetherspoon’s owned Wheatsheaf pub in Cheadle, Stock-on-Trent.

Now Crutchley has been sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months, after admitting a charge of wounding.


Hollie Crutchley, 22, lobbed a gin glass at the woman who demanded she pay for a basket of cooked chicken which she had taken from a nearby table and eaten. Crutchley has been sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months, at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court

The victim needed six stitches following the attack at the Wetherspoon’s owned Wheatsheaf (pictured) pub in Cheadle, Stock-on-Trent

Prosecutor Rachel Pennington told  Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court that Crutchley was in the Wheatsheaf at 9.30pm on August 14 last year when the incident took place. 

She said while in the pub Crutchley and another took a basket of chicken belonging to another customer and ate it.

A woman who worked at the pub – but who was off duty and socialising at the time – suggested that Crutchley should pay for the food.

Miss Pennington said: ‘The defendant shouted, “Do you want to go, do you want to go?”

‘She picked up a drink and threw the glass and contents at her. Security went to intervene. 

The defendant picked up her drink in a gin glass and struck it out towards the woman. The complainant raised her arm to protect her face.

‘The victim said the glass was thrown at her. She kept her arms raised. The glass smashed against her left arm.’

The victim went to hospital where she received six stitches to a cut. Crutchley, of Springhill Terrace, Rugeley, pleaded guilty to wounding.


Prosecutor Rachel Pennington told the court that Crutchley was in the Wheatsheaf at 9.30pm on August 14 last year when the incident took place. She said while in the pub Crutchley and another took a basket of chicken belonging to another customer and ate it.

As part of the suspended sentence Crutchley (pictured outside court on Friday) must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement for 20 days and 120 hours unpaid work. And she must pay her victim £500 compensation.

Saleema Mahmood, mitigating, said the defendant is of previous good character. She said: ‘The glass was thrown. It was done recklessly. The injury was minimal.

‘She is extremely remorseful.’

As part of the suspended sentence Crutchley must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement for 20 days and 120 hours unpaid work.

And she must pay her victim £500 compensation.

Judge David Fletcher said: ‘Your response to being challenged was to throw liquid at her. You picked up a second glass. It was reckless, foolish and extremely dangerous.

‘It is a nasty injury. You expressed your remorse. You are of good character.

‘You are in work. I hope the consequences of this will not affect your ability to continue with your chosen career.;’

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