Beauty salon manager broke woman’s nose after headbutting her in row on pub dancefloor

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A BEAUTY salon manager broke a woman’s nose after headbutting her in a row on a pub dancefloor, a court heard.

Leigh Jones, 29, left fellow reveller Hayley Hughes covered in blood after the pair clashed while dancing.

Leigh Jones left her victim with a broken nose, covered in blood
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The beauty salon manager carried out the ‘gutter snipe’ attack at the Twisted Shamrock in Tenby, Pembs.
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Leigh Jones, 29, had consumed just one drink when she smashed Hayley Hughes’ nose
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The attack took place in the Twisted Shamrock pub in Tenby, Pembs
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A year on, Miss Hughes still requires further surgery having already had an operation on her nose.

Swansea Crown Court heard how Jones was held back by two men when Miss Hughes walked to the other side of the dancefloor following an argument.

But she later marched up to Miss Hughes and headbutted her on the nose inside the Twisted Shamrock pub in Tenby, Pembs.

Prosecutor Vaughan Pritchard-Jones said: “It is not entirely clear exactly why this incident happened, but there appears to have been cross words between them.

Two men try to stop this woman doing what she is intent on doing. When they move away she walks down there, looks the woman straight in the face and head-butts her.


Prosecutor Vaughan Pritchard-Jones

“Two men try to stop this woman doing what she is intent on doing.

“When they move away she walks down there, looks the woman straight in the face and head-butts her.”

The court heard Miss Hughes has already had one operation to fix the broken nose but still requires further surgery.

Jones, of Abertillery, Gwent, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm.

John Allchurch, defending, said she was “extremely remorseful” for the incident in February 2018.

Judge Paul Thomas QC told called Jones “quite disgraceful” but spared her jail.

He said: “It cannot even be put down to alcohol because you say you had had only one drink.

“I’m told you feel ashamed of yourself and you ought to be.


“This was a guttersnipe act of head-butting on a woman who was not expecting it.”

Jones was ordered to pay her victim £1,450 compensation and handed a 10 month suspended sentence.

She was also ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.


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