A young man with a short fuse got drunk for the first time at a sixth form party and in temper threw a glass.

It struck a teenage girl and defendant Oliver Peters, aged 18, also assaulted a young man at the Halloween celebration.

Peters of Lenton Pool in Denbigh admitted wounding and assault and was warned that he could have gone into youth custody for up to three years.

But Judge Huw Rees, sitting at Mold Crown Court, said that he would receive the chance of a suspended sentence.

He received a ten month youth custody sentence suspended for a year, was placed on rehabilitation, and ordered to do 150 hours unpaid work.

The judge said that he had been watching the dedendant in the dock during the hearing and he was clearly contrite.

The pre-sentence report showed that he had a completely other side to him when he was not drunk .

He said that the offences occurred on the first time that he had been out drinking.

The defendant, he said, needed to learn a lesson.

He was regarded as extremely polite.

It was a serious matter which warranted detention but he had taken the view that it did not need to be immediate in his case. He had no previous convictions.

Matthew Corbett-Jones, defending, said that the judge’s assessment was entirely right.

He was deeply ashamed about what he had done and was ashamed that he had brought a situation upon his family.

Judge Rees told Peters that he had just turned 18 when the offences occurred at a sixth form party at the Conservative Club in Denbigh.

There had been a minor dispute at the bar and a glass had been knocked out of a teenager’s hand, which the defendant claimed was accidental.

Peters lost his temper in drink and was seen kicking chairs.

A teenage girl aged 17 spoke to him about his attitude and behaviour, and asked him to apologise to the original young man with whom he had argued.

It became heated and the judge said: “I dare say she was getting irate and angry.”

When the young man approached the defendant turned away.

But when the young man tapped the defendant on the shoulder he turned and punched out at him while holding a glass.

“Fortunately for him, and for you, it was the knuckles which connected and not the glass,” the judge told him.

But then Peters went on to do something which was quite unforgivable, the judge said.

“You raised the glass and you threw it with quite a lot of force at them both.

“That glass hit her to the head.”

The defendant and she were then described as starting to fight.

She ended up with a fragment of glass in her hair, and a cut close to the eye which bled.

The victim ended up with ten stitches and would now have a scar, he said.

It was, he said, a disgraceful incident which could have been worse.

There could be no excuse for throwing a glass, he said.

He had the good sense to plead guilty and in interview on thing he did admit was that he was “quick to temper.”

Judge Rees said he was being given a chance and said he should take it. If he breached the order or re-offended then he would be sent into custody.