Case adjourned due to lack of Polish interpreter
Staverton man's case adjourned due to lack of interpreter
A man who left a drinker needing surgery on a fractured eye socket in a barroom assault has had his sentence adjourned because an interpreter failed to turn up at court.
Marciej Stadnik, of School Lane, Staverton, was due to learn his fate at Swindon Crown Court after admitting carrying out the assault at Lloyds Bar in Swindon last year.
But the 27-year-old does not speak good enough for him to understand proceedings without it being translated into Polish.
On Tuesday Recorder Michael Selfe adjourned the case so an interpreter can appear, and released the defendant on bail.
Stadnik pleaded guilty to a charge of grievous bodily harm on Sunday, November 18.