A DISGRACED councillor has been spared jail after throwing a glass in the face of a wedding guest.

Jean-Jacques Ellis, a town councillor for Woodley, received a suspended sentence following a hearing at Derby Crown Court.

The 31-year-old travelled to Derby to celebrate a wedding at The West Mill in Darley Abbey in August last year.

Ellis was captured on CCTV punching a guest, before hurling a glass at the victim.

Following the sentencing, Ellis handed in his resignation and the council leader confirmed he was no longer a member of the Conservative group.

He received a 12-month suspended sentence for two years and was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.

He was also made to pay compensation of £1,500.

Ellis' profile on the Woodley Town Council website has since been taken down.

Councillor Keith Baker, leader of the town council, said: “The Conservative Party holds all its councillors to the highest standard of behaviour and any breaches are dealt with quickly.

"I can confirm that this individual is no longer a member of the Conservative Party. I can also confirm that yesterday the Woodley Town Council accepted his resignation as a town councillor.”

"No further comments will be released."