Removal company worker Fabian Boicu, 35, told Soraya Cankett he liked her and pestered her in the garden of the busy Picton Arms pub before following her to the ladies’ toilets
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A thug who knocked out a woman’s two front teeth when she rejected his advances has been spared jail.
Fabian Boicu, 35, told Soraya Cankett he liked her and pestered her in the garden of the busy Picton Arms pub in Newport, South Wales.
Soraya told Boicu she was “not interested” before he followed her to the ladies toilets and started punching her, Cardiff Crown Court heard.
Christopher Evans, prosecuting, said: “Boicu came up to her and put his hands around her waist and told her he liked her. She told him she was married before leaving.”
The court heard how the removal company worker then followed her to the toilets.
Mr Evans added: “A witness heard her say to him, ‘I’m not interested love’ before hearing a scream.
“He assaulted her and landed a number of punches to her face.”
The court heard how the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.
In a victim impact statement, Soraya said: ” This has affected my self-confidence. I lost my two front teeth.
“I am reluctant to smile now and reluctant to go out at night. I just want to stay in.
“I’m not the same person I was before the incident.”
Boicu, of Newport, was given an 11-month suspended sentence after admitting to causing actual bodily harm.
He was ordered to pay £2,000 compensation to Soraya and attend a Staying Calm programme.
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Judge Jeremy Jenkins told him: “This was an unprovoked attack on a defenceless lady who you had pestered several times that night.
“You had been a nuisance. With a bruised ego and fuelled by alcohol, you hit out at her and you knocked out her two front teeth.
“This was more than one punch. It was a disgraceful and sustained attack.”