Young man at­tacked his girl­friend in pub

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - KAREN BRIT­TON

AMAN has ap­peared in court af­ter at­tack­ing his girl­friend on a night out.

Liam Wil­son, 21, was out with his part­ner in Mac­cles­field town cen­tre when the at­tack hap­pened, a court heard.

Wil­son, of Grimshaw Lane in Bolling­ton, was caught on CCTV at the Snow­goose bar grab­bing his girl­friend a num­ber of times in a rear yard be­fore push­ing her to the ground.

She was seen on the footage run­ning back into the bar vis­i­bly up­set by what hap­pened.

The court heard that dur­ing the in­ci­dent Wil­son also smashed a win­dow in the front of the pub.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Tina Cun­nane told the court: “On Fe­bru­ary 18 the de­fen­dant smashed the front door win­dow at the Snow- goose pub.

“He had been in the pub and while CCTV didn’t catch him smash­ing the win­dow it shows he was present be­fore it was smashed.

“CCTV cap­tures him in the pub go­ing through to the rear yard and talk­ing with his part­ner.

“He grabbed her a num­ber of times and pushed her to the ground be­fore she ran back into the pub.

“She was look­ing up­set.”

At a hear­ing at Stock­port Mag­is­trates court on Wed­nes­day, July 12, Wil­son pleaded guilty to as­sault by beat­ing and caus­ing crim­i­nal dam­age to the pub’s front door.

The in­ci­dent took place on Fe­bru­ary 18 this year.

The court was told that Wil­son has a num­ber of as­saults on his record.

He was sub­ject to a sus­pended sen­tence for an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing the same vic­tim at the time of the at­tack.

Mag­is­trates asked to hear from a pro­ba­tion of­fi­cer in court about how he has been work­ing with the ser­vice be­fore he could be sen­tenced.

But there was a dis­pute over the num­ber of un­paid work hours he has com­pleted in re­la­tion to his pre­vi­ous of­fence and the case was ad­journed.

Wil­son must ap­pear again at Stock­port Mag­is­trates court on July 27 when pro­ba­tion of­fi­cers will up­date mag­is­trates on his progress and they will de­cided if a pre-sen­tence re­port should be com­pleted be­fore sen­tenc­ing takes place.

De­fend­ing, Lesley Her­man ar­gued that she had not had the op­por­tu­nity to ad­dress mag­is­trates on Wil­son’s be­half but said she would ad­dress mag­is­trates at the up­com­ing hear­ing.

Wil­son is sub­ject to a re­strain­ing or­der ban­ning him from con­tact­ing the vic­tim.

Liam Wil­son

Clare Smith with her daugh­ter Lau­ren

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