Lover ‘bit and scratched me’

Macclesfield Express - - WHAT’S ON - ALEX HIB­BERT

A‘FRIENDS with benefits’ agree­ment came to an end when a man was at­tacked as he lay in bed with his lover.

Michelle War­dle’s on­slaught left her for­mer part­ner bloody and with scratches and bite marks, a court was told, and he locked him­self in her bath­room in fear.

The hear­ing heard that the pair had pre­vi­ously been in a re­la­tion­ship, but af­ter it broke down con­tin­ued to see each other in­for­mally.

But when the pair spent the night at 41-year-old War­dle’s home on Davies Street, Macclesfield, af­ter an evening drink­ing al­co­hol, she at­tacked him, the hear­ing was told.

In­juries the vic­tim sus­tained in­cluded bites to his arm and scratches on his face, back and chest.

War­dle ad­mit­ted as­sault at a hear­ing at Mac­cles- field Mag­is­trates’ Court on Thurs­day (Jan­uary 29).

Simon Pover, pros­e­cut­ing, told the court: “In a state­ment to po­lice the vic­tim said that she would hit him some­times for no rea­son when they were in a re­la­tion­ship but he never re­ported it.

“Af­ter they broke up they con­tin­ued to have sex­ual re­la­tions, he de­scribed it as ‘friends with benefits’.

“On the night in ques­tion they had been to a friend’s drink­ing al­co­hol. He said when they left she was tipsy.

“They went back to her home and ev­ery­thing was fine, she was talk­ing about her job.

“The vic­tim says when they were go­ing to bed she ap­peared ag­i­tated. They were in bed hav­ing a cud­dle and she just changed, she started bit­ing his arm, hurt­ing him.”

Mr Pover told the court that War­dle launched a sec­ond attack af­ter seem­ing to calm down, and the vic­tim was held by the throat, bit on the arm again, and scratched on his back and chest.

Mr Pover added: “The vic­tim said she had at­tacked him be­fore but never like this.

“He said ‘I told her she could not do this to me and I could not take it any more. She launched at me again, she clawed and scratched at my face and hit me. When she has a drink she be­comes a hor­ri­ble mon­ster. At one point she pre­tended to kiss me then bit me again. Af­ter she went down­stairs I called the po­lice’.”

Af­ter the fi­nal attack the court heard that the vic­tim locked him­self in the bath­room un­til the po­lice ar­rived. An of­fi­cer took pic­tures of his in­juries which were shown to mag­is­trates dur­ing the hear­ing.

Ruth Oakes, de­fend­ing War­dle, told the court: “She has pleaded guilty.

“The root cause is emo­tional up­set - she is try­ing to cope.”

War­dle was handed a 12 month su­per­vi­sion or­der, or­dered to carry out 200 hours un­paid work and must pay £400 costs and £200 com­pen­sa­tion to the vic­tim. She was also made the sub­ject of a re­strain­ing or­der not to con­tact the vic­tim or en­ter the street on which he lives.

●● Michelle War­dle

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