Man pushed girlfriend into a wheelie bin

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man pushed his girlfriend on the street, shoving her into a wheelie bin.

Christopher Short, unemployed, 27, of Buchanan Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to assault.

He was sentenced to 12 months’ supervision and ordered to pay £150 costs with £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Presiding magistrate Alec Sugden, told Short: “This was serious. It was committed in a public place in front of two minors.”

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said on July 26 at 9.30pm two teenage boys were on Stamford Avenue, South Shore, when they heard a woman say: “Leave me alone, I don’t want to be hit.”

The boys saw Short push the woman, who hit a wheelie bin and then the wall.”

The boys ran over and the woman said to them: “I’m fine, it happens all the time.”

The boys then called the police.

David Charnley, defending, said both Short and his partner had been drinking. There was an argument about her drinking and he pushed her.

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