Casino descends into mayhem when thug launches sickening attack in horror CCTV
Wednesday 19th February 2020
Lee Noble claimed the victim was "eyeing up his missus" and launched the attack, which sent sharp glasses into the man's face and left him permanently scarred
A thug has been jailed after throwing shot glasses into a man and at a casino - for "eyeing up his missus".
Lee Noble, 39, had asked the victim and his friend to help to look for his partner Kirsty Shaw at a pub before moving into the Grosvenor Casino at Parrs Woods in East Didsbury.
CCTV footage at the lounge area of the casino shows Noble, who had drunk 15 pints and taken cocaine, chatting with the pair on "friendly terms" until 2.30am when Shaw starts to have a row with the victim.
She is seen throwing some of her drink over to the man twice and angrily gesticulating at him.
Shortly after, Noble finishes his drink and puts on his jacket, gets up, walks around the table and hurls a shot glass into the man's face just a few feet away.
He is seen putting his fists up when the victim's friend gets up to defend him. The clip ends before casino security detains Noble until police arrive.
The incident took place in October last year and an officer quoted Noble as saying: "I glassed the f***** cos he was eyeing up my missus.
"I would have done it to his throat if I had to."
Kevin Donnelly, defending, told Manchester Crown Court: "His recollection isn't great because of what he had taken.
"He perceived there had been an insulting remark or approach by the victim towards his partner and he reacted.
"Whether [the victim] did or didn't it doesn't begin to justify the way he [Noble] acted."
The court heard the victim suffered numerous cuts and bruises to his face, including a nasty gash under his right eye, reported Manchester Evening News.
Noble, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent.
Sentencing him Judge David Hernandez said: "This is a case of serious, unprovoked violence.
"The glass was thrown with considerable force into the face of a sitting man who you were a matter of feet away from.
"There has been no satisfactory explanation, and indeed there can be no satisfactory explanation for what you did.
"Your behaviour was no doubt affected by the drink and cocaine you had taken."
His partner was earlier given a community order by magistrates for offences relating to her role in the incident, the judge heard.