Thug who at­tacked vic­tim three times is spared jail

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A THUG has avoided jail af­ter ‘sus­tained at­tacks’ on the same woman.

Si­mon John McGann, 35, as­saulted his vic­tim three times in the space of less than two months.

He also dam­aged a mo­bile phone dur­ing one in­ci­dent on April 15.

McGann, of Buck­fast Close, Mac­cles­field, was found guilty of three charges of as­sault and one charge of crim­i­nal dam­age af­ter a trial at Stock­port mag­is­trates’ court. He was sen­tenced to 18 weeks in prison, sus­pended for two years. McGann was also given an elec­tron­i­cal­ly­mon­i­tored cur­few for eight weeks which bans him from leav­ing his house from 8pm to 6am.

McGann must also at­tend up to 15 days of a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ac­tiv­ity re­quire­ment. Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments the as­saults took place on April 15 and 26, and June 4.

Mag­is­trates stated the rea­son for the sen­tence was be­cause “they were sus­tained at­tacks over a pe­riod of time in a do­mes­tic set­ting on the same vic­tim when he had been drink­ing”.

McGann has also been given a re­strain­ing or­der ban­ning any con­tact with the vic­tim for the next two years.

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