Attacker spared jail after assault on partner
A MAN who grabbed his partner’s neck during a vicious attack on her and a friend has been spared a jail sentence.
Dennis Andrew Carlon, 33, was found ‘hiding in the closet’ at his partner’s home before launching the attack giving her friend a bloody nose when she stepped in, a court heard.
Carlon, of Danes Square, Macclesfield, smashed a window in a door when he left the house after the attack, the hearing was told.
A probation report was prepared on Carlon who could have been sent to prison. But magistrates at his sentencing hearing told him to ‘improve his attitude towards violence’ before giving him a community penalty.
Carlon admitted two charges of assault and criminal damage. He was given an 18 month community order with 80 hours unpaid work for the assaults with no separate penalty for the criminal damage.
Dr John Tuck, chair of the bench, said: “Violence will get you into serious trouble at some point in your life unless you take the help we’re offering you. We hope your attitude towards violence will change.”
Carlon must pay £80 compensation for the window, £50 to each victim, £85 court costs and £85 victim surcharge.