A man has been charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm after glassing another patron at a Newtown hotel on Wednesday evening.

NSW Police reported that two men became involved in an altercation in the beer garden, resulting in one being struck in the face with a glass, causing serious cuts to his face and lips.

The perpetrator fled, and a crime scene was established at the well-known pub on Australia Street.

Newtown Police told PubTIC late today that the man presented himself to the Newtown LAC and was placed under arrest, at 4:45 pm yesterday.

He was granted conditional bail, to appear before Newtown Local Court on 25 February.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday a man pleaded guilty to the unprovoked glassing of another patron at a hotel in Warilla last March.

The attack left the victim with a 15cm gash to his neck and saw Mitchell Bleimuth be charged with the same crime of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, but he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of recklessly causing grievous bodily harm.

The two men did not know each other prior to the attack, and Bleimuth later admitted to having used ‘ice’ before the incident.

Similarly in Newtown, the men were apparently unknown to each other, but Newtown Police could not confirm any suggestion of drug involvement.

Bleimuth remains in custody, awaiting sentencing on 18 March.

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