Burglar pushed his girlfriend in row

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A FATHER-OF-THREE pushed his girlfriend out of the way when he decided to leave home.

Gavin Hill’s partner then fell backwards and hit her head on a shelf.

Hill, 34, formerly of Lytham Road, Warton, now of no fixed address, admitted assault, damage and burgling a shop.

He was given two years’ supervision and ordered to pay compensation of £75 to his girlfriend and £150 to the shop plus a £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Hill broke a window at the McColls shop in Warton, and stole £320 of cigarettes and whisky on January 31.

Blood behind the counter linked Hill to the crime.

On February 13 at 7.30pm Hill’s partner called the police and said he had assaulted her.

Hill had received a phone call from his daughter and decided to leave.

He went upstairs to pack his bags. His partner followed and he pushed her aggressively.

She fell back hitting her head on a shelf, causing a swelling on her head.

Hill left the house but returned later for more of his property and kicked the front door.

Malcolm Cartwright, defending, told magistrates Hill said he committed the burglary because money was tight and he wanted to travel to the Midlands to see his children.

Hill’s partner had become upset after his daughter made some rude remarks about her. Hill decided to leave, but he could not get past his girlfriend on the landing and recklessly pushed her, not intending to hurt her.

Hill said his girlfriend then hit him on the head with a glass candlestick.

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