Violent thug ‘barefoot and drunk’ in garden
ATHUG who beat his girlfriend was found hiding barefoot in the bushes by police, a court heard.
David Edward Warrington, 42, slapped the woman during a row before being turfed out of a house, prosecutors said.
Concerned neighbours called the police who found the defendant ‘drunk and barefoot’ in the back garden and the victim bruised and upset, magistrates were told.
Warrington, of Chestnut Avenue, Macclesfield, admitted assault by beating at Macclesfield magistrates’ court. Debbie Byrne, prosecuting, said: “The offence involves slapping the victim in the face and grabbing her by the arms, causing bruising.
“The incident started on June 26 when concerned neighbours called police about arguing and a male trying to get into the address.
“At 2am police attended and found the defendant in the bushes of the rear garden. He was described as drunk and barefoot.
“He told officers he had been in a verbal argument with his partner and she had locked him out of the house.
“Officers went inside and spoke to the victim who had a black eye and cut eyebrow. She explained the came from a fall.
“The officers said when the defendant walked back into the room the victim physically recoiled and stepped back.
“He was asked to leave and when he refused he had to be physically removed from the room.
“Police also described the victim as having dark bruises to her chest and arms.
“She told officers ‘ he has always hit me and I am sick of it. He has hurt me but I keep taking him back. He slaps me then passes out. That is the quiet time.
“It’s easier when he hits me rather than when he
injuries shouts. I just let him do it. He always changes when he is drunk. We are in the worst possible relationship’.”
Warrington, defending himself, said: “We were both drunk. I admit slapping her but the bruises are from when she fell on the concrete and I had to drag her inside.”
Sentencing was adjourned for a probation report.
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