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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 August 2007, 16:56 GMT 17:56 UK
Guest 'injured by drunken lawyer'
A drunken barrister exposed himself to bridesmaids before beating up a guest at a wedding, a court heard.

Best man Christopher Dunn, 40, offended women and children before fellow guest David Baird-Dean dragged him away.

Later the lawyer allegedly beat Mr Baird-Dean unconscious outside Harefield Hall Hotel in Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire.

The barrister denies causing grievous bodily harm with intent and a charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Rose tattoo

Mr Baird-Dean, 48, suffered such severe injuries that surgeons had to use metal plates and screws to reattach his upper jaw and both eye sockets to his skull, Preston Crown Court heard.

He was unable to go back to his job as a mechanic for more than a year.

It was alleged in court that trouble began when the barrister was asked if he had a tattoo of a white rose, to which it was claimed he replied, "I'll show you a white rose" - then unzipped his trousers and pulled out his penis.

He exposed himself in front of teenage bridesmaids and female guests before Mr Baird-Dean stepped in, the court heard.

Earlier the court was told Mr Dunn, from Morley, Leeds, had been drinking and boasting he had served as a marine and once bit a police dog.

When interviewed by police about the attack, he claimed he had acted in self defence after Mr Baird-Dean attacked him.

The case is continuing.




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