Boyfriend dragged partner by hair down street

Warrington Guardian: Halton Magistrates Court Halton Magistrates Court

A BOYFRIEND who dragged his partner by the hair down the street before kicking her in the head will not go to prison.

Kieran Lloyd Walsh, aged 42, of Bramhall Street, Great Sankey, was so drunk he did not remember the attack.

Halton Magistrates Court heard on Monday how witnesses saw him assault then partner Donna Hubbard.

He had been drinking in the Maltings pub, Bewsey Farm Close, Old Hall.

Walsh was described as punching her to the ground, grabbing her hair, and kicking her while she lay on the ground outside the pub.

When witness, dog walker Kate McCauley, shouted ‘what are you doing’, he replied ‘I’ve been waiting two hours for this’.

Beth Thompson, prosecuting, said the incident happened at 7.45pm on February 2, this year.

The court heard Paul Randle, who also saw the attack, said Ms Hubbard had asked staff in the pub to call police.

When Mr Randle attempted to intervene, Walsh began ‘shouting and swearing’, and told him to ‘mind his own business’.

Walsh, who has two previous convictions for assault, denied being responsible until being shown CCTV of the attack.

He pleaded guilty on May 15 - the day of the trial - although the plea was submitted on the basis no punch was thrown.

The defendant did admit dragging the victim by the hair, and kicking her.

Paul Barnes, defending, said the incident had been a ‘two way confrontation’, and Walsh and Ms Hubbard had been in a ‘volatile’ relationship.

Walsh was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, a two year supervision order, and told to pay £506 in costs and fines.

District Judge Bridget Knight said: “(The defendant) needs to look deeply inside himself to see how violent he gets.

“You pleaded guilty on the day you saw the CCTV - that was (you) banged to rights.

“You have got some very serious problems.

“Probation feel they can work with you, and for that reason I’m going to suspend the sentence.”

Walsh, wearing jeans, a checked shirt, grey hooded top and trainers, shook his head as the judge spoke.

The court heard the defendant owes £341 to the courts for previous offences.

He was on benefits, and said he hopes to start them again soon, after they were stopped.

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8:34am Thu 12 Jun 14

richiepooh says...

"two previous convictions for assault"...The judge is a MORON!
"two previous convictions for assault"...The judge is a MORON! richiepooh
  • Score: 45

8:50am Thu 12 Jun 14

Sadeyedlowlandboy says...

"He was on benefits, and said he hopes to start them again soon, after they were stopped."

He hopes to start them again soon??? Do people really need to work in the UK?
"He was on benefits, and said he hopes to start them again soon, after they were stopped." He hopes to start them again soon??? Do people really need to work in the UK? Sadeyedlowlandboy
  • Score: 34

9:27am Thu 12 Jun 14

Pauline McEwan says...

He should have been jailed irrespective if it was a volatile relationship, our justice system is a complete joke and works better for criminals than victims
He should have been jailed irrespective if it was a volatile relationship, our justice system is a complete joke and works better for criminals than victims Pauline McEwan
  • Score: 43

9:39am Thu 12 Jun 14

smallscousefox says...

Why do they even bother wasting time and taxpayers money taking them to court??????
Unbelievable!
Why do they even bother wasting time and taxpayers money taking them to court?????? Unbelievable! smallscousefox
  • Score: 30

11:03am Thu 12 Jun 14

TraceyLynn says...

What an absolute joke. Seriously you wonder why so many foreigners come here, because this is a perfect example of why our Country is a piece of pss to live in. You can do whatever you like and get paid for the privilidge. We need a Judge Judy over here! You wonder why so many of us begrudge taxes paying - for this scum. Judge needs sacking!
What an absolute joke. Seriously you wonder why so many foreigners come here, because this is a perfect example of why our Country is a piece of pss to live in. You can do whatever you like and get paid for the privilidge. We need a Judge Judy over here! You wonder why so many of us begrudge taxes paying - for this scum. Judge needs sacking! TraceyLynn
  • Score: 22

11:35am Thu 12 Jun 14

Uncoded says...

TraceyLynn wrote:
What an absolute joke. Seriously you wonder why so many foreigners come here, because this is a perfect example of why our Country is a piece of pss to live in. You can do whatever you like and get paid for the privilidge. We need a Judge Judy over here! You wonder why so many of us begrudge taxes paying - for this scum. Judge needs sacking!
I'm not so sure that the reason foreign workers come over here is so that they can get drunk and pull their partners hair.
I think it is more likely that they come to earn a good living and to embrace our culture.
[quote][p][bold]TraceyLynn[/bold] wrote: What an absolute joke. Seriously you wonder why so many foreigners come here, because this is a perfect example of why our Country is a piece of pss to live in. You can do whatever you like and get paid for the privilidge. We need a Judge Judy over here! You wonder why so many of us begrudge taxes paying - for this scum. Judge needs sacking![/p][/quote]I'm not so sure that the reason foreign workers come over here is so that they can get drunk and pull their partners hair. I think it is more likely that they come to earn a good living and to embrace our culture. Uncoded
  • Score: 13

1:23pm Thu 12 Jun 14

chumhill says...

I agree this judge is a moron, I say lets get rid of this Judge and put someone in his place who will actually serve justice, what a great example this sets.
I agree this judge is a moron, I say lets get rid of this Judge and put someone in his place who will actually serve justice, what a great example this sets. chumhill
  • Score: 14

2:02pm Thu 12 Jun 14

gazhopley says...

What message is this sending out? I know every successive government since the 80's and indeed society in general have been trying to eliminate fear from our lives, which in essence sounds good but is it really? to have no fear means there would be no fear of consequence or responsibility or indeed the law and this is a prime example, who would fear the law after reading this?
What message is this sending out? I know every successive government since the 80's and indeed society in general have been trying to eliminate fear from our lives, which in essence sounds good but is it really? to have no fear means there would be no fear of consequence or responsibility or indeed the law and this is a prime example, who would fear the law after reading this? gazhopley
  • Score: 12

2:47pm Thu 12 Jun 14

fedster says...

District Judge Bridget Knight
3 weeks ago locked up a single mother for non payment of 1 parking fine.
5 days she served


go look at the people he has locked up and see what a complete and utter **** knocker he is
District Judge Bridget Knight 3 weeks ago locked up a single mother for non payment of 1 parking fine. 5 days she served go look at the people he has locked up and see what a complete and utter **** knocker he is fedster
  • Score: 17

5:10pm Thu 12 Jun 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

I thought they were getting strict with male to female abuse and also stalking, so this tells the criminals what! Clearly the Judge (Bridget) must be a female I presume, should realise this is no deterrent and not a step forward in helping women in this situation. I bet if a bloke slapped her outside a pub she would expect jail time especially when said assailant has a violent history. Shame on you Judge!!!!!
I thought they were getting strict with male to female abuse and also stalking, so this tells the criminals what! Clearly the Judge (Bridget) must be a female I presume, should realise this is no deterrent and not a step forward in helping women in this situation. I bet if a bloke slapped her outside a pub she would expect jail time especially when said assailant has a violent history. Shame on you Judge!!!!! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 10

8:10am Fri 13 Jun 14

tojahejome says...

Uncoded wrote:
TraceyLynn wrote:
What an absolute joke. Seriously you wonder why so many foreigners come here, because this is a perfect example of why our Country is a piece of pss to live in. You can do whatever you like and get paid for the privilidge. We need a Judge Judy over here! You wonder why so many of us begrudge taxes paying - for this scum. Judge needs sacking!
I'm not so sure that the reason foreign workers come over here is so that they can get drunk and pull their partners hair.
I think it is more likely that they come to earn a good living and to embrace our culture.
Get real. Earn a good living, isn't he on benefits.
[quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TraceyLynn[/bold] wrote: What an absolute joke. Seriously you wonder why so many foreigners come here, because this is a perfect example of why our Country is a piece of pss to live in. You can do whatever you like and get paid for the privilidge. We need a Judge Judy over here! You wonder why so many of us begrudge taxes paying - for this scum. Judge needs sacking![/p][/quote]I'm not so sure that the reason foreign workers come over here is so that they can get drunk and pull their partners hair. I think it is more likely that they come to earn a good living and to embrace our culture.[/p][/quote]Get real. Earn a good living, isn't he on benefits. tojahejome
  • Score: -3

8:29am Fri 13 Jun 14

grey_man says...

He's not a foreign worker. Homegrown leech.

I fail to see what his punishment is here.
He's not a foreign worker. Homegrown leech. I fail to see what his punishment is here. grey_man
  • Score: 11

8:34am Fri 13 Jun 14

Freeborn John says...

If he can get completely ****faced in a pub while he's not working, he probably doesn't need a job...
If he can get completely ****faced in a pub while he's not working, he probably doesn't need a job... Freeborn John
  • Score: 6

11:13am Tue 17 Jun 14

Unknownyourown says...

He did punch her in the face, I watched it happen, they have also failed to mention that a child in a pram went flying in the process of him knocking the woman to the floor. If I hadn't of put myself and my dogs between them he would of continued abusing her. It's only because of my dogs that he didn't attack me, because believe me he wanted to!

Oh and Warrington guardian, I didn't give you permission to use my details so thanks for informing me that the cretin that committed these crimes lives close to me and now knows my name. You are about as competent that the judge who passed the sentence.
He did punch her in the face, I watched it happen, they have also failed to mention that a child in a pram went flying in the process of him knocking the woman to the floor. If I hadn't of put myself and my dogs between them he would of continued abusing her. It's only because of my dogs that he didn't attack me, because believe me he wanted to! Oh and Warrington guardian, I didn't give you permission to use my details so thanks for informing me that the cretin that committed these crimes lives close to me and now knows my name. You are about as competent that the judge who passed the sentence. Unknownyourown
  • Score: 8

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