A BEER festival attendee who glassed a member of security staff has been spared jail.

Henry Bradshaw drunkenly attacked the female worker at the Parr Hall’s Oktoberfest after she became concerned for his welfare.

Liverpool Crown Court heard on Friday, January 15, that staff were made aware of two men ‘sitting near the stage being very loud’ during the event in October 2018.

Around an hour later, one of the pair – the defendant – was sat alone near one of the bars slumped forward with his head between his knees.

After the victim approached him ‘out of concern’ and asked him to leave the venue to get fresh air, Bradshaw suddenly sprung to his feet with a star jump and became aggressive.

He threatened to ‘f***ing smash’ her and swung a punch while holding a pint glass in his hand.

She moved to shield herself from the blow with her arms, and suffered a cut to her left hand from the glass as a result.

Bradshaw, of Evelyn Street in Sankey Bridges, then lunged towards her again – but a member of the public managed to wrestle him to the floor.

A struggle ensued, during which he bit the man.

Police were called to the scene, and the attacker was found to be carrying a small bag of cannabis after being arrested.

The security guard has not returned to work since and has suffered flashbacks and panic attacks as a result.

Bradshaw was then convicted of a public order offence in 2019 after throwing a bottle at a member of door staff during a night out, and was handed a community order – having previously been hauled before magistrates in 2016 after assaulting an emergency services worker.

Appearing in court on his 23rd birthday last week, he was handed a 19-month imprisonment suspended for two years after admitting two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and possession of cannabis.

Sentencing, judge Brian Cummings said: “You were drunk at a beer festival, having been at a rave the night before, when you were approached by a female security guard – you took it upon yourself to assault her with a beer glass.

“Five months later, you committed an offence in circumstances not wholly dissimilar from this matter.

“Stop taking drugs and stop drinking to excess.

“I’ve lost count of the number of times where people in your position speak of mental health difficulties that they exacerbate by their own behaviour.

“There has been a very significant delay in this case, in my judgement at least a year.

“Had this sentencing taken place nearer the time, there’s no doubt that you would be going to prison.

“In my judgement, in the end I’m persuaded that it would be unjust to send you to prison now.

“For a period of two years, starting today, you are at risk – a sentence of 19 months’ imprisonment hangs over your head.”

Bradshaw was also told to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and subjected to a rehabilitation activity requirement of up to 20 days, while the judge ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.