Man sentenced over assault on his relatives

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A brother slapped his sister’s face and pinned her up against a car after drinking 10 pints of beer, a court was told.

Ashley Whiteside was spotted struggling with his sister and mother in the street by a police patrol.

Whiteside, 19, of Westcliffe Drive, Layton, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was sentenced to 12 months supervision and fined £20 with £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Presiding magistrate, Susan Greenwood, told Whiteside: “Your sister should be able to feel safe in her own home.”

Alison Quanbrough, prosecuting, said Whiteside went to the family home in Blackpool and there was a row between himself, his sister and mother about property the defendant appeared to have lost earlier while drinking. It happened on January 13 at about 11.45pm

Whiteside then slapped his sister’s face and pushed his mother. He was forced out of the house and seen pinning his sister against a car. The sister was not 
injured and made no complaint to the police.

Whiteside told police he had been to the pub with his father. He had drunk 10 pints and could not remember what happened after that.

He had a previous conviction and a caution for assaulting his sister and a previous conviction for assaulting his mother.

Trevor Colebourne, defending, said: “It is every parents’ nightmare when two children, one aged 19 the other 18, fall out, then the criminal justice system becomes involved resulting in a young man being criminalised.

This is the third time he has come before the system for assault on his sister.”

Mr Colebourne added that Whiteside wanted to work but until medical problems he had were stablised he could not get employment.