Woman who glassed Wetherspoons worker over basket of chicken 'loses career'

A woman who glassed a Wetherspoons worker in a row over chicken she nabbed from another table has been sacked after pleading guilty in court.

Hollie Crutchley, 22, flew into a rage when she was told by an off-duty member of staff to pay for the basket of chicken she’d eaten at the Wheatsheaf pub, Cheadle, Staffordshire.

She shouted ‘Do you want to do, do you want to go?’ before throwing her drink at the woman.

As security rushed in to intervene, Crutchley, from Rugeley, then threw her gin glass at her, which cut her as she raised her arms to protect herself.

The staff member was taken to hospital and ended up needing six stitches for her wound.

Crutchley was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months, after pleading guilty to wounding at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

Now, her dad has revealed she has been fired from her job as senior negotiator for Connells Estate Agent in Litchfield.


He said that she has ‘lost her career’ over the incident on August 14 last year, despite the judge saying he hoped this wouldn’t happen.

He told the Sun: ‘She has been employed doing the same thing since leaving school and her employers had stood by her up until today.

‘She is sorry for what happened, it has affected her mentally and now she has lost her career over it.’

Despite his daughter pleaded guilty, he insisted she was innocent and says she ‘didn’t grab someone else’s dinner’.

He added: ‘The food was delivered to the wrong table and there was no scuffle over it.’

In addition to her suspended sentence, Crutchley must also complete a rehabilitation activity for 20 days, complete 120 hours unpaid work and pay her victim £500 compensation.

Judge David Fletcher said: ‘Your response to being challenged was to throw liquid at her. You picked up a second glass. It was reckless, foolish and extremely dangerous.

‘It is a nasty injury. You expressed your remorse. You are of good character.

‘You are in work. I hope the consequences of this will not affect your ability to continue with your chosen career.’

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