Thug at­tacked his ex twice in two days

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

ATHUG beat up his ex-girl­friend twice in two days. Jake Cot­ter­ill, 25, punched and kicked the mother of his four-yearold son dur­ing two sep­a­rate at­tacks last De­cem­ber, a court heard.

In the throws of one of the as­saults he threat­ened to kill her, mag­is­trates were told.

At Mac­cles­field mag­is­trates’ court on Tues­day, March 15, Cot­ter­ill, of May­field Close, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted two charges of as­sault by be beat­ing.

Deb­bie Byrne, pros­e­cut­ing, said the in­ci­dents hap­pened on De­cem­ber 6 and 7, 2015, four weeks af­ter the cou­ple had ended their four-year re­la­tion­ship.

She said: “On De­cem­ber 6 the vic­tim was in a car on a pub­lic car park out­side some flats on Bollinbrook Road. She was there to drop of some work clothes at the de­fen­dant’s brother’s flat.

“When she pulled up, the de­fen­dant ap­peared from nowhere and jumped into the pas­sen­ger seat of the car. He was rant­ing, shout­ing ‘are you hav­ing an af­fair?’

“He then grabbed her by her pony­tail and pulled it back hard. He punched her in the head, con­nect­ing with her ear.

“The de­fen­dant then got out of the car and threw a bag of food at her, some of it con­nected. He then spat at her.

“The vic­tim tried to leave, but he jumped on the bon­net of her car. She man­aged to break hard and shook him off and she got away.”

Mrs Byrne said that on De­cem­ber 7 the vic­tim was asleep on the sofa at her house when she woke to find Cot­ter­ill stand­ing in front of her.

Mrs Byrne said: “The de­fen­dant had a key to get into the prop­erty. The vic- tim shouted ‘get out of my house’. The de­fen­dant lunged at her.

“She man­aged to run out of the house to a neigh­bour, bang­ing on the door to raise the alarm.

“He caught up with her and grabbed her head and banged it against the door.

“He then kicked her up the back­side.

“The de­fen­dant then pinned her by the throat against the wall. He said ‘I am go­ing to kill you’.

Cot­ter­ill, who was un­rep­re­sented by a so­lic­i­tor in court, was bailed to at­tend the same court for sen­tenc­ing pend­ing a re­port from the pro­ba­tion ser­vice.

●● Jake Cot­ter­ill beat up the mother of his four-year-old son

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