A MAN was left with a "cut to his head" and a fractured ankle after an attack "with a glass bottle" in Hereford.

Jay Kavanagh was convicted of one count of grievous bodily harm without intent when he appeared before Hereford Magistrates' Court in February

At an earlier hearing, the prosecution said that the offence had taken place on November 27, 2021. The victim was in Hereford with his sister when he encountered four other men.

One of these men was Kavanagh, who "attacked the victim with a glass bottle".

The victim suffered a "cut to his head" and was knocked to the ground, breaking his ankle in the incident.

The victim was then unable to walk for three months.

Kavanagh, aged  24 and from Aubrey Street in Hereford, is to be sentenced for the offence on March 12.


He was defended by Marilena Divitantonio who took issue with the identification of the defendant, who had apparently been identified on social media by the victim's sister two years after the attack.

Ms Divitantonio said that the victim's sister had made "remarkable mistakes" in the evidence given to court, for instance referring to the bottle as a "glass".

However, Kavanagh has now been convicted of the offence and will be sentenced after the preparation of a pre-sentence report.