Thug ‘found hid­ing in closet’ at­tacked girl­friend and mate

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

ATHUG launched a vi­cious at­tack on his girl­friend and her preg­nant mate af­ter he was caught ‘hid­ing in a closet’.

Den­nis An­drew Car­lon, 33, ‘squeezed’ the throat of his part­ner us­ing his hands be­fore striking the nose of an­other woman who came to her de­fence, a court heard.

The painter and dec­o­ra­tor then smashed a door win­dow as he fled, prose­cu­tors said.

Car­lon, of Danes Square, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted two charges of as­sault and crim­i­nal dam- age at Stock­port mag­is­trates’ court. He will be sen­tenced on March 8.

Kate Gaskell, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “One of the vic­tims had been in a re­la­tion­ship with the de­fen­dant, while the other was preg­nant at the time.

“The in­ci­dent hap­pened around 1am on Fe­bru­ary 12.

“Car­lon and the vic­tims re­turned home from the pub.

“He went into the kitchen and was mut­ter­ing to him­self then went quiet. The women thought he must have left the prop­erty.

“How­ever, a while later he was found hid­ing in a closet.

“He fol­lowed his ex- part­ner into the bed­room and as­saulted her.

“He pushed her onto the bed. She kicked out at him de­fen­sively.

“She man­aged to get up and he pushed her onto the bed again and be­gan squeez­ing her throat with his hands. She be­gan kick­ing out again.

“At that point her friend tried to in­ter­vene and the de­fen­dant struck her in the face. It caused her nose to bleed im­me­di­ately.

“His ex then re­mon­strated and got a hit to the face. The de­fen­dant then ran from the prop­erty.

“They heard the glass in the back door smash.”

The court heard that the dam­age to the door cost £200 to re­pair.

Ms Gaskell said the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Car­lon and his ex had an ‘ex­ten­sive his­tory of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence’.

She said: “The vic­tim claims there is a his­tory of as­saults be­tween the parties. She de­scribed the re­la­tion­ship as ‘off and on’ and volatile.”

John Gal­lagher, de­fend­ing Car­lon, said his only con­vic­tion for vi­o­lence was 17 years ago.

But he did have drug re­lated mat­ters on his crim­i­nal record, the court heard.

Mag­is­trates asked for an all op­tion re­port from the pro­ba­tion ser­vice, which means Car­lon could face prison.

Den­nis An­drew Car­lon, 33, of Danes Square, Mac­clesWeld, ad­mit­ted two charges of as­sault and crim­i­nal dam­age

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