Blackpool: From the courts 05-06-18
Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.
Thomas Pattison, 46, assault
A man punched his girlfriend in the face after accusing her of having threesomes with neighbours in hotel rooms.
Thomas Pattison later admitted his cannabis use fuelled his paranoia and that his conduct towards his partner was undeserved and despicable.
Pattison, a 46-year-old former shop worker, formerly of Brathay Place, Fleetwood, now living at the port’s Radcliffe Road, pleaded guilty to assault.
He was sentenced to 12 months community service with up to 25 days rehabilitation, ordered to do six months drug rehabilitation and fined Â£50 with Â£85 costs plus Â£85 victims’ surcharge by District Judge Jeff Brailsford.
The judge told him: “My view of cannabis is that it addles people’s brains.”
Prosecutor, Adrian Hollamby, said the couple had been together for 12 years and had a son.
On May 16, Pattison accused his partner of having threesomes in hotel rooms with neighbours and during the row which followed he punched her in the face.
In a report to the court, probation officer Lesley Whittaker, said Pattison had admitted using up to Â£70 of cannabis a week and agreed it fuelled his paranoia.
He suffered from post traumatic stress disorder and admitted he had been unreasonably jealous of his partner.
Patrick Grady, 51, assault
A man has been bailed after denying an assault charge.
Patrick Grady, 51, of Reads Avenue, Blackpool, was bailed to August 22 for trial.
Grady must not contact the complainant or enter the resort’s Peter Street as conditions of his bail.
Craig Davies, 24, stalking
A man accused of stalking a woman in Blackpool has appeared at court.
Craig Davies, 24, of Gateside Crescent, Furness Avenue, Grange Park, pleaded not guilty to the offence.
He was bailed to August 24 for trial.
Davies must live at his given address, keep a tagged curfew from 8pm to 6am and not contact the complainant.
Steven Woodward, 29, assault
A man punched his male partner outside a Blackpool pub.
Steve Woodward, 29, of Buchanan Street, North Shore, pleaded guilty to assault.
Prosecutor, Adrian Hollamby, said the assault took place on May 10 and the circumstances of the case were slightly unusual in the respect that Woodward assaulting his partner outside a pub and then reported himself to police.
Woodward was bailed for pre-sentence reports.
Steven Ward, 50, assault
A man accused of hitting his girlfriend in the face has had a date fixed for his trial.
Steven Ward, 50, of Mickledon Road, Mereside, had pleaded not guilty to assault.
Defence lawyer, Patrick Nelligan, said his client was not present at court as Ward had been stabbed in the chest and had had to go to his doctor’s to have the dressing changed.
Ward was bailed for trial on August 21.
Zoe Jackson, 30, assault
A woman bit a police officer on the hand after she fought with her female partner at a Blackpool flat.
Zoe Jackson, a 30-year-old accounts administration assistant, of Lulworth Place, Walton-le-Dale, Preston, pleaded guilty to two offences of assault.
She was sentenced to a 12 months community order with 120 hours unpaid work for the community and ordered to pay Â£100 compensation to the police officer with Â£150 costs plus Â£85 victims’ surcharge.
Prosecutor, Tom Longstaff, said police attended Jackson’s partner’s Blackpool flat on January 14, after she complained she had been assaulted.
The partner said Jackson had pinned her to the wall and pushed her head into her cheekbone.
Jackson then got a knife from the kitchen with intention of harming herself and there was a struggle as her partner took it off her.
Jackson, who had been drinking, struggled when she was arrested and bit a male police officer’s hand.
In a report to the court probation officer Lesley Whittaker told magistrates that Jackson said her partner had taken her phone and keys and if she had just let her have them the situation would never have occurred.
Paul Robinson, defending, said Jackson’s partner had not suffered any injuries.
After the incident Jackson realised her drinking was out of control so she paid to go into rehabilitation.