Best man on drunken rampage punches bride and drags her downstairs at brother's wedding
A best man punched his brother’s new wife and then dragged her down the stairs on their wedding day, a court heard.
Tomos Rhydian Wilson, 29, went on a drunken rampage at the reception at Lampeter’s Falcondale Hotel in Swansea, south Wales, on July 27.
He became angry after bride Erin Mason-George and her family said her new husband should go to bed because he was drunk.
Wilson said his brother should never have married Erin before throwing punches at her and even grabbing her by her wedding dress – pulling her downstairs.
Wilson then assaulted Erin’s two sisters Dion and Cally and her mother Linda and hurled abuse at the family.
He also damaged the hotel manager’s shirt and fixtures and fittings at the building.
Aberystwyth Justice Centre District Judge Gwyn Jones found Wilson, who was working at a prison officer at the time, guilty of the five charges of assault as well as two charges of criminal damage.
The judge said while none of the Mason-George family suffered long-lasting injuries, the "thoughts and bad memories of what should have been a happy event will be there for some time".
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Wilson was made subject to a community order for 12 months and will have to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work.
He was ordered to pay compensation of £250 each to Erin and Cally Mason-George, as well as £100 each to Dion and Linda Mason-George and the manager.
Costs of £960 and a victim surcharge of £90 were imposed.