Thug bit and punched his preg­nant girl­friend

Rossendale Free Press - - Front Page - JON MACPHER­SON

AVALIUM-FU­ELLED thug who punched his preg­nant part­ner and ‘sank his teeth’ into her el­bow has been jailed.

Shane Em­mett Smith ‘threw her to the floor’ and then ‘bit her right el­bow, sink­ing his teeth into her skin’.

The vic­tim was forced to flee her home on Fairfield Av­enue in Water­foot and seek refuge with a neigh­bour.

When 31-year-old Smith was ar­rested he man­aged to con­ceal a steak knife down his trousers and then armed him­self with it in the po­lice van after free­ing him­self from the cuffs, Burn­ley Crown Court heard.

He then ‘smeared ex­cre­ment’ over his po­lice cus­tody cell re­quir­ing spe­cial­ist clean­ers to sani­tise it. Smith, of Parkin­son Street, Hasling­den, pleaded guilty to pos­sess­ing a bladed ar­ti­cle, crim­i­nal dam­age and com­mon as­sault and was jailed for 186 days.

AVAL IUMFUELLED thug who punched his preg­nant part­ner and ‘sank his teeth’ into her el­bow has been jailed.

Shane Em­mett Smith as­saulted the vic­tim while she was at home and forced her to flee the prop­erty on Fairfield Av­enue in Water­foot and seek refuge with a neigh­bour.

When the 31-year-old was ar­rested he man­aged to con­ceal a steak knife down his trousers and then armed him­self with it in the po­lice van after free­ing him­self from the cuffs, Burn­ley Crown Court heard.

He then ‘smeared ex­cre­ment’ over his po­lice cus­tody cell re­quir­ing spe­cial­ist clean­ers to sani­tise it.

Smith, of Parkin­son Street, Hasling­den, pleaded guilty to pos­sess­ing a bladed ar­ti­cle, crim­i­nal dam­age and com­mon as­sault and was jailed for 186 days.

Stephen Parker, pros­e­cut­ing, told the court how Smith en­tered his part­ner’s house on July 19 this year ‘as she saw him she could tell that he was un­der the in­flu­ence of some­thing’.

When Smith told his 15-week preg­nant part­ner that he had taken val­ium she told him to leave but he re­fused and ‘started shout­ing ag­gres­sively to­wards her.’

The court heard he started shout­ing louder and be­gan bang­ing on a kitchen door be­fore the vic­tim ‘bar­ri­caded her­self in to get away for the de­fen­dant’.

Mr Parker said Smith even­tu­ally man­aged to get into the kitchen and ‘over­pow­ered her’ when she tried to push him away.

He told the court that he ‘threw her to the floor’ and then ‘bit her right el­bow, sink­ing his teeth into her skin’.

The vic­tim then ran out of a back door and was chased down the street by Smith who ‘kicked her to the back of the leg caus­ing her to stum­ble’.

Mr Parker said she man­aged to get into a neigh­bour’s house and was ‘dis­tressed and cry­ing’ be­fore Smith re­turned to his part­ner’s prop­erty.

He was heard ‘crash­ing, bang­ing and shout­ing’ and caused £1,100 worth of dam­age be­fore go­ing round to the neigh­bour’s house.

When po­lice ar­rived on the street he was ‘still act­ing ag­gres­sively’ and ‘threat­ened to as­sault and spit at them’.

Mr Parker said: “He was placed in hand­cuffs but he man­aged to slip those in the back of the po­lice van on the way to the sta­tion and pro­duced a knife that had been down the front of his trousers.

“It had not been dis­cov­ered by the po­lice when they pre­sum­ably per- formed an ini­tial search when putting on the hand­cuffs.

“He then smeared ex­cre­ment on the cell wall of the po­lice sta­tion and re­quired spe­cial­ist clean­ers to come and sani­tise the cell.”

Shane Em­mett Smith

●● Shane Em­mett Smith

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