Woman pleads guilty

PUBLISHED: 11:04 18 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:11 10 June 2010

A young Exmouth woman who threw a glass at her father in a pub, cutting open his head has been told her career in the Royal Air Force is safe.

A young Exmouth woman who threw a glass at her father in a pub, cutting open his head has been told her career in the Royal Air Force is safe.

Exeter Crown Court heard 23-year-old Laura Mills and her father Ian Mills had been estranged for many years and he had gone to live in Spain, writes Richard Harrison.

She had come home on leave and had gone out for a few drinks in Exmouth. Purely by coincidence, she bumped into her father in the York Inn. She did not even know that he was back in the country and decided the time had come to try and put the past behind them.

Her counsel Terry Holder said unfortunately her efforts at building bridges and reconciliation fell on stony ground. An argument ensued and Mills threw her glass at her father, causing a cut to his head, which required three stitches.

Mr Holder said if Mills received an immediate or suspended prison sentence, then her career in the RAF would be over.

Judge Graham Cottle told Mills: "I can't tell you today what is going to happen to you when you are sentenced.

"But I can tell you that I will not be passing an immediate or a suspended prison sentence so I want you to know that your career is safe."

Mills, of Hereford Close, Exmouth, pleaded guilty to unlawfully wounding Ian Michael Mills on November 29, last year.

Sentence on her was adjourned for the preparation of a pre-sentence report and she was granted bail.

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