Estate agent, 22, is SACKED after she smashed gin glass on woman
3rd November 2021

Estate agent, 22, who smashed gin glass on Wetherspoons worker during row over her stealing a chicken dinner is SACKED from job ‘she’s had since leaving school’ after being spared jail

  • Hollie Crutchley threw a gin glass at the woman in the Wheatsheaf in Cheadle
  • Incident happened during a row over a basket of chicken at Wetherspoons pub
  • The victim needed six stitches following the attack by 22-year-old Crutchley
  • At Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court, Crutchley admitted to a charge of wounding
  • Crutchley was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months

An estate agent has been sacked from the job she held ‘since leaving school’ after ‘recklessly’ glassing a fellow pub-goer who took her to task for eating food from another table.

Hollie Crutchley, 22, threw a gin glass at the woman after she demanded Crutchley pay for a basket of cooked chicken which she had taken from a nearby table. 

The victim needed six stitches following the attack at the Wetherspoons owned Wheatsheaf pub in Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent.

Crutchley, who was senior negotiator at Connells Estate Agent in Litchfield, was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months, after admitting a charge of wounding.

Her father, who said his daughter did not steal the dinner, has now complained his daughter has ‘lost her career’. 


Hollie Crutchley, 22, lobbed a gin glass at the woman who demanded she pay for a basket of cooked chicken which she had taken from a nearby table and eaten

Crutchley, who was senior negotiator at Connells Estate Agent (pictured) in Litchfield, was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months

The victim needed six stitches following the attack at the Wetherspoon’s owned Wheatsheaf (pictured) pub in Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent

He told the Sun Online: ‘The food was delivered to the wrong table and there was no scuffle over it.

‘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.’ 

Prosecutor Rachel Pennington told  Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court that Crutchley was in the Wheatsheaf at 9.30pm on August 14 last year when the incident took place. 

She said while in the pub Crutchley and another took a basket of chicken belonging to another customer and ate it.

A woman who worked at the pub – but who was off duty and socialising at the time – suggested that Crutchley should pay for the food.

Miss Pennington said: ‘The defendant shouted, “Do you want to go, do you want to go?”

‘She picked up a drink and threw the glass and contents at her. Security went to intervene. 

The defendant picked up her drink in a gin glass and struck it out towards the woman. The complainant raised her arm to protect her face.

‘The victim said the glass was thrown at her. She kept her arms raised. The glass smashed against her left arm.’

The victim went to hospital where she received six stitches to a cut. Crutchley, of Springhill Terrace, Rugeley, pleaded guilty to wounding.


Prosecutor Rachel Pennington told the court that Crutchley was in the Wheatsheaf at 9.30pm on August 14 last year when the incident took place. She said while in the pub Crutchley and another took a basket of chicken belonging to another customer and ate it.

As part of the suspended sentence Crutchley (pictured outside court on Friday) must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement for 20 days and 120 hours unpaid work. And she must pay her victim £500 compensation.

Saleema Mahmood, mitigating, said the defendant is of previous good character. She said: ‘The glass was thrown. It was done recklessly. The injury was minimal.

‘She is extremely remorseful.’

As part of the suspended sentence Crutchley must complete a rehabilitation activity requirement for 20 days and 120 hours unpaid work.

And she must 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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