A Senior Negotiator at Connells has lost her job after being given a suspended prison sentence for wounding following an altercation in a pub.
22-year-old Hollie Crutchley, who has now taken down her LinkedIn profile, has worked for several years at the company’s Lichfield, Staffordshire branch.
A spokesperson for Connells says: “We are aware of recent media coverage involving one of our employees. Connells Group takes such matters extremely seriously and will not tolerate violence and such anti-social behaviour. We have, therefore, taken the appropriate action and can confirm this individual has been dismissed and is no longer employed by us.”
But Crutchley was spared jail after a court heard that she threw a gin glass at a fellow pub-goer during a night out in the village of Cheadle outside Stoke-on-Trent.
The incident took place in August this year following an argument between the pair over the ownership of a contested chicken dinner.
Following the incident, Crutchley’s victim required six stitches in her arm after a glass was thrown at her, it has been reported.
Crutchley has now received a sentence of six months in prison, suspended for 12 months after pleading guilty to wounding.
Her father told The Sun newspaper that she now regrets her actions and any damage it may have done to her career, while during the court hearing Crutchley’s barrister said in mitigation that she was of previous good character.
But Judge David Fletcher told the court that her actions were ‘reckless, foolish and extremely dangerous’.
Her case comes just a months after another young agent lost his job following a ‘moment of madness’ – Lewis Hughes, who was let go by his employer after being convicted of accosting Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty in a London park in June.