Jail for nightclub glassing

A Southern man has received a jail sentence for glassing a nightclub patron less than a fortnight after being released from prison. 

Derrick Michael Crosswell, 26, and Troy Richard Vernon Lovell, 25, were both found guilty of assault and wounding on November 11 2012. 

The Supreme Court in Hobart heard that the two men attacked a man in a nightclub in Hobart's Elizabeth Street Mall. 

Following the attack the victim said, ``how many times do c***s have to bottle me?" with a significant amount of blood coming down his face.

The CCTV footage showed the two defendants leaving, with Lovell patting Crosswell on the back.

The victims's friend then pursued the assailants towards Franklin Square and was himself attacked. 

He was later treated for a puncture wound to his left chest however men were only found guilty of assault. 

Crosswell, who had only been out of prison for 11 days when he committed the offences, was sentenced to time served in jail which was nine months.

Lovell, who committed the crimes shortly after receiving a suspended prison sentence, was a given a further three month suspended sentence and 75 hours of community service. 

Justice David Porter declined to activate the initial suspended sentence which Lovell had breached stating ``the public interest is best served'' by Lovell continuing his rehabilitation efforts. 

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