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Dean O'Brien given partially suspended jail sentence for breaking jaw of Moby Dick's Tavern patron

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By Blake Foden
Updated April 25 2022 - 2:47am, first published April 22 2022 - 2:30am
Dean O'Brien in a still image from CCTV footage captured moments before the bashing. Picture: ACT Policing

A vigilante has avoided further time behind bars for smashing a Canberra tavern patron's jaw and leaving the drug-affected man to spit out his own teeth after he "behaved appallingly" towards women.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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