A MAN sitting in the beer garden of a Burnley pub was hit on the side of the head with a pint glass.

Blackburn magistrates heard his assailant had little recollection of the incident but accepted his guilt having seen the CCTV footage.

Jason Holmes, 23, of Briercliffe Road, Burnley, pleaded guilty to wounding Konnor Sisson causing grievous bodily harm. He was committed on bail to Burnley Crown Court for sentence on August 20. Conditions of bail include not to enter the Royal Dyche pub, which earlier this year was named in honour of the Burnley FC manager Sean Dyche.

Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said Mr Sisson was sitting at a table in the pub beer garden. CCTV showed Holmes stand up with a pint glass in his hand and smash it on the left side of the other man’s face.

A female witness who was stood nearby heard the smash and looked round to see the aggrieved had been 'glassed'.

She then saw Holmes quickly leaving the pub.

Mark Williams, defending, said his client had pleaded guilty having seen the CCTV footage despite having only a hazy recollection of the incident.

“It appears he throws the glass rather than hitting someone over the head with it,” said Mr Williams.