Mum smashed glass over pal’s head at boozy bottomless brunch after tipping row
A boozy bottomless brunch ended in a violent argument – with one young mum-of-two smashing a cocktail glass over her friend’s head.
Holly Shury, 27, has been spared a prison sentence after attacking Lydia Bysouth while they were at a cocktail-fuelled all-you-can-drink event at Revolution in Bournemouth, Dorset.
Bournemouth Crown Court heard that Shury and Bysouth had started arguing about tipping their waitress as they settled the bill, with Shury insisting the waitress shouldn’t need a tip because it was “her f***ing. job”.
The group left Revolution and went to two other bars for more cocktails where the row dragged on, despite the group asking Shury to leave them alone.
At the second bar, called Aruba bar, the mother-of-two accused Miss Bysouth of having 'only child syndrome' before punching her in the head.
Shury demanded that Miss Bysouth accept her apology for what had happened before losing her temper again and smashing a cocktail glass over the victim's head.
The defendant fled the bar while Miss Bysouth was left with a bloodied face. She was looked after by security staff and taken to hospital and had to have a wound above her eye glued shut.
A victim impact statement was read out in court explaining how the injury had caused Miss Bysouth 'anxiety' despite only leaving a small scar.
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Miss Bysouth said the incident had "caused tension in my friendship group. There is now a clear divide among us. It hasn't been the same since."
Shury, from Poole, pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful wounding when she appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court.
Ruba Huleihel, prosecuting, said: "The group had reserved a table at Revolution and the complainant arrived slightly late.
"It was the complainant's birthday which they were celebrating. When Lydia tipped the waitress the defendant was not happy. She did not want to leave a tip. She shouted 'it's her f***ing job' at Lydia.
"The defendant began shouting and swearing."
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Ms Huleihel added: "The defendant continued to shout and she said that Lydia needed to get over herself and her 'only child syndrome'. She then came behind Lydia and hit her on the nose. That was when she told the defendant to leave.
"The rest of the group went to Aruba. The defendant followed them trying to apologise. She shouted 'accept my apology, you are so childish' and Lydia replied 'I'm just trying to enjoy the night out'. It was at 6pm that the defendant smashed a cocktail glass into the complainant's face."
Philomena Murphy, mitigating, explained that her client felt 'deep remorse' over her actions.
She said: "The reality is in this case that Miss Shury has very little recollection of the actual detail of what happened that evening.
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"But she does take responsibility for causing the injuries to her friend Lydia Bysouth. She has expressed shame, embarrassment and remorse regarding her actions. She had drunk a lot of alcohol that day."
Judge William Mousley noted that the injuries caused would be permanent and a constant reminder for the victim of what happened.
"She is left with a thankfully small scar, she will always be reminded of what you did to her," Judge Mousley said:
Shury was given a 38 week suspended sentence and a curfew to stay indoors between 8pm and 6pm for the next four months.
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