Victim ‘blew kiss to her attacker’
WOMAN who was attacked by her partner blew him a kiss after giving evidence against him at a trial, a court heard.
Martin Craik pushed his fingers into his partner’s eyes and threw her head against a door during a fight, a court heard.
When Craik, 40, denied the assault, the victim, who is now separated from Craik, was forced to give evidence against him at a trial.
Yet when it came to the trial, Craik’s partner was a ‘reluctant witness’, a court heard, and said she wanted to get back with her attacker. She ended her time in the witness box by blowing her former lover a kiss.
Craik was sentenced at a hearing at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (February 4) after being found guilty of assault after an earlier trial.
On the day of the
Aassault the victim got home from work to find Mr Craik drinking, and they both went to the pub, the hearing was told.
Debbie Byrne, prosecuting, told the court: “They started arguing at the pub. After at home they continued to argue.
“He swore at her. He tried to leave and she stood in his way. He threw a candle at her head, threw her onto the sofa and pushed his fingers into her eyes.
“He stamped his foot into her face making contact with her face and chin.
“He grabbed hold of her head pushing it into a door.”
The court heard that the victim sustained a small cut on her shin, swelling on her chin, swelling and bruising on her left eye and a cut to her right elbow during the attack. Ms Byrne continued: “The victim was an unwilling witness at the trial.
“She said she wants to get back with him as soon as possible. After giving evidence at the trial she blew a kiss to the defendant as she left the witness box.”
Craik, of Leek Road, Bosley, was given a 12 month community order with four conditions: supervision; to attend an improving relationships and supporting change program; an alcohol activity requirement; and to carry out 60 hours unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £620 costs.
●● Martin Craik was found guilty of assault