Boyfriend’s hotel attack shame

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

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A witness looking out of his hotel room in Blackpool saw a man attack a woman in the bedroom of a hotel opposite.

The attacker was spotted lunging at the woman who fell backwards and then he dragged her round the room.

He told police they had a verbal altercation, a kebab was thrown and he pushed her

Andrew Ward, a 22-year-old engineer, of Meadway Street, Pontefract, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was fined £200 with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £150 court charge plus £20 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor, Alison Quanbrough, said a guest at the Earlsway Hotel, Blackpool Promenade, heard screaming and looked out of his room window on July 4 at 1.45am.

He could see into the window of a bedroom at a hotel opposite and called the police after seeing Ward attack a woman. Ward told police he and his girlfriend had come to the resort for a night out.

They ended up getting separated and when he returned to their hotel bedroom he was unable to get in, so he slept in the corridor.

When his girlfriend arrived back, they argued.

Howard Green, defending, told magistrates: “He told police they had a verbal altercation, a kebab was thrown and he pushed her.”