A SINGLE father who hit two men, including the son of a pub landlord, with a Malibu bottle on Christmas Day has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Garry Naldi lashed out with the glass one-litre bottle in the garden of the Jenny Wren in Calne in 2015.

But after hearing the 35-year-old had stopped drinking and was sorry for what he had done a judge imposed a suspended sentence.

Naldi was due to face trial at Swindon Crown Court after pleading not guilty to two counts of causing actual bodily harm.

After being told that the maximum jail term he could get would be four months he changed his pleas to guilty.

He had gone to the smoking area in the pub garden at about 11pm and asked someone in another group if they had a light.

After using it he refused to give the lighter back and Oliver Williams, the son of the landlord, asked him if he was barred from the pub.

When he was told to leave he swung the bottle, hitting the man to the jaw and chin, before shouting 'Who's next?'

He walked off and another man tried to get the bottle from him, but he was also struck in the face.

Although both men suffered chipped teeth they did not need to have any dental work as a result of the injuries.

Naldi, of Queen's Square, Chippenham, pleaded guilty to two counts of actual bodily harm.

A probation officer told the court that he had children aged 10 and two and said he no longer drank, having completely overdone it that night.

Passing sentence Judge Michael Harington: "You were clearly being loud and aggressive. You were drunk.

"It must have been unpleasant for people who were trying to enjoy their Christmas back in 2015.

"I have seen pictures of both individuals, they suffered chipped lower front teeth."

He imposed a four-month jail term suspended for 18 months with 150 hours of unpaid work and told him to pay each victim £50 compensation.