Man jailed for part in pub attack in which victim was stabbed

The justice system
The justice system

A 26-year-old west Belfast man who threw bottles during a persistent violent attack in a bar has been sentenced to a total of three years in jail.

Daniel Dundon and his brother Thomas (who was 17 at the time), both from Slievegallion Drive in the Andersonstown area, pleaded guilty to two charges of malicious and unlawful wounding during which three men were attacked in the VIP area of the Botanic Inn in the early hours of February 1, 2015.

During the attack with glasses and bottles, one of the injured men had his ear bitten, was repeatedly stabbed, and kicked in the head whilst he lay on the ground.

Sitting in Antrim Crown Court, Judge Gordon Kerr said he had considered Thomas Dundon’s age and clear record.

He also had a history of mental issues, and had been the victim of a stabbing himself.

He deferred sentence for six months. If reports prove positive, then any sentence he receives will be suspended.

His older brother Daniel was an adult at the time of the crime, and must be sentenced as such, said the judge.

He had a previous conviction for grevious bodily harm, for which he was given four years, suspended for four years.

He was sentenced to two years, and the remaining year left on his previous suspended sentence is to run consecutively.