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Youth jailed for bottling his girlfriend

A DUBLIN teenager who twice assaulted his girlfriend with a glass bottle leaving her "gushing blood" has been jailed for 16 months.

Shane O'Connor (now 21) of St Donagh's Road, Kilbarrack, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault causing harm to Sabrina Hayes.

The couple got into a row in a room they rented at Bewley's Hotel near Dublin airport in December 2009, the court heard. While Ms Hayes tried to leave, O'Connor threw a bottle in her direction which ricocheted and smashed. A shard of glass became embedded in her head and left her "gushing blood".

She reported the assault after he hit her with another bottle in a supermarket car park in October, 2010.