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Cardiff bar manager choked by chef at Christmas party wins compensation

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Media captionCCTV footage showed Molly Phillips being held round the neck

A bar manager who was choked by a chef at their work Christmas party has been awarded more than £6,600 compensation.

Molly Phillips passed out after Nathan Webb gripped her at the Cameo Club in Roath, Cardiff, on 1 January 2018.

Miss Phillips, 24, claimed directors dismissed her complaints and continued employing 33-year-old Mr Webb.

In December, she won an unfair dismissal claim against Pontcanna Pub Company Ltd, after saying she felt unsafe and had to resign.

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Image caption Molly Phillips was attacked by Nathan Webb

Miss Phillips has now been awarded £6,659 in compensation, but Judge Alison Frazer dismissed an application for undisclosed legal costs.

She said she still suffers physically and mentally following the incident.

"I suffer with anxiety and physically its affected the way I smile as well. My smile now looks sort of wonky and the doctors have said it is unlikely it will change.

"The thought of not being able to smile in my wedding photos in the future is just awful."

She said the CPS told her last month they would not be prosecuting Mr Webb.

The CPS has been asked to comment.

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