A grandmother has been ordered to pay a proud Welshman £200 in compensation after she broke his tooth when she poured a glass of red wine on him after a row over the English’s purchase of a second home in Wales.
Julia Taylor, 61, left Alon Williams with broken teeth after a glass accidentally touched his mouth when she threw its contents over his head in a 13th-century pub.
A court heard that Williams had “strong opinions” about how many homes in his homeland had been bought by the English as vacation homes – crowding out locals who were unable to climb the property stairs.
But after Taylor’s argument at Birchwood in Warrington, Cheshire claimed that Williams was rude and mocked her and, in a fit of rage, poured wine on him. The victim later required dental treatment.
Council worker Julia Taylor, 61, left Alon Williams with a broken tooth after a jar accidentally came into contact with his mouth as it emptied the contents above his head
Helens Council in Merseyside, in Warrington Magistrates Court, Taylor pleaded guilty to assault resulting in actual bodily harm. In addition to being ordered to pay damages to Mr Williams, she was fined £120 and ordered to complete a 12-month community order.
The incident occurred on November 27 last year after complete strangers started talking to each other in Chester’s historic Victoria Pub, which dates back to 1269.
Prosecutor Rachel Binion said: “The defendant and the plaintiff did not know each other but differed in opinion after the discussion. The defendant used her glasses to hit the plaintiff in the mouth.
“He fractured his two teeth, the left upper incisor and the upper left lateral incisor.”
In an interview with the police, Taylor, who has no criminal record, thought that she just poured wine on him and that the glass didn’t call.
The prosecutor said, “The defendant confessed to speaking to the plaintiff in the bar and said that she had thrown her glass of wine in front of him. She said the glass had not broken or touched.
“There is no request for a restraining order. They did not know each other and live in different areas. The plaintiffs are demanding compensation for the victim because he underwent dental work.
Mitigation defense attorney Kathy Davis. As dangerous as this is, it is a completely isolated case and will never be repeated. My clients were staying in Chester with a friend and they went to Victoria for a drink.
The controversy took place in The Victoria, a 13th century pub in Chester. Taylor was staying in town with a friend
“She usually doesn’t socialize much, and this opportunity afforded herself. They drank continuously for several hours. Mr. Williams came in with friends, five or six of them. They were very great men. Mrs. Taylor interviewed Williams and expressed strong views on the purchase of English property in Wales.
Mr. Williams then left but returned a short time later and approached Mrs. Taylor. She felt like he was making fun of her and behaving harshly and argumentatively. She was so upset by this behavior that she impulsively threw a drink at him.
“There was no other intention than to drink it with the contents of her wine glass. CCTV captures this. There was no slap, nor slap in the face. However, the glass must have injured Mr. Williams’ teeth.”
Miss Davis alleged that Mr. Williams had suffered a ‘little chip’ on one of his teeth, adding: ‘Mrs. Taylor accepts that this may have been the result of throwing the drink on Williams. But it was never her intention to break Mr. Williams’ tooth.’
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“I was so ashamed of what happened that she didn’t tell anyone about it until October 2023. It was a very small segment that had a limited impact on Mr. Williams. There is no evidence that he did any psychological harm.
The court heard a parole report that recommended that Taylor receive community guidance with rehab days that would include work to resolve conflict, empathize with the victim and develop her anger management skills.
“It carries a low risk of injury and repetitive behaviour, and there is a realistic potential for rehabilitation.”
Ms. Davis said: “Ms. Taylor is 61 years old and has never been convicted. There is a reason for that. She has always chosen to stand on the right side of the law. Before that night she had never been to a police station or court.
She has a daughter and two grandchildren. She has a position on St. Helens Council as a support worker and is responsible for a number of people in need of living assistance. If she is caught, she will lose her job and will have to look for another one.
The conviction of J.B. In the sentence, we issue it as a high-level societal order.
Several towns and villages in the North Wales region, including Abersoch, Morfa Nefyn and Beaumaris, have become a magnet for wealthy English looking to buy second homes, which has led to a property boom and has resulted in locals being unable to buy homes in the area.
The Welsh government has since launched a crackdown by allowing local councils to set council tax installments for second homes and long-term vacant properties at 300%.
At the same time, the criteria for self-catering accommodations, which pay business rates instead of council tax, are changing from 70 to 182 days.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11347999/Woman-61-broke-proud-Welshmans-teeth-row-English-buying-second-homes.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 61, a proud Welsh man’s tooth has been broken after a row over the English buying a second home