Man avoids prison term after attack on daughter and partner

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man who assaulted two members of his own family has been given a suspended jail term by a magistrates’ court.

38-year-old Christopher Rainey admitted assaulting his daughter, who had taken in him when he was homeless.

He was found guilty of the second assault on his partner following a trial, District Judge Roger Lowe heard at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Rainey, of Martindale Avenue, Fleetwood, was given 22 week jail, suspended for a year.

He was placed on court supervision for a year and ordered to pay £180 costs by the court.

Adrian Hollamby, prosecuting, said the assault on the partner happened in the street after a row started between the couple in a shop.

He kicked her in the back and pulled the collar around her neck.

In the second offence on his daughter, Rainey hit her twice in the face during the incident.

Paul Robinson, defending, said: “He has a history of misuse of drugs and alcohol.”

The judge told Rainey: “The attack on your daughter who tried to help you was particularly unpleasant.”