A 29-year-old man has been jailed for more than two years for a nightclub glassing where a beer bottle appeared to "explode" when it hit the victim's face.
Indian-born Asif Mahmud Talukder was today jailed for two years and three months over the glassing at Metro City nightclub in June last year.
Talukder was found guilty of doing grievous bodily harm to Ashley Pollock after a trial earlier this year.
The District Court was told Talukder struck Mr Pollock to the face with a beer bottle, cutting his temple, chin and hand.
The bottle smashed on impact with one witness described how it appeared to "explode" when it hit Mr Pollock.
District Court Judge Andrew Stavrianou said the blow had been forceful and deliberate and the jury had not accepted that Talukder had acted in self-defence.
He said it was a spur of the moment but forceful and deliberate blow.
The court was told Mr Pollock had needed surgery to repair the lacerations to his face and to reattach a tendon in his thum.
He noted that Talukder had no criminal history of violence, but the offence was so serious, a jail term was the only appropriate penalty.
"It was a single blow to a vulnerable blow to the body," Judge Stavrianou said.
He jailed Talukder for two years and three months. Talukder was made eligible for parole.