Thug hit girlfriend in the face because she refused to give him a lift to Blackpool town centre

A man hit his girlfriend after she refused to drive him into Blackpool town centre.

By Simon Drury
Saturday, 27th March 2021, 11:00 am
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 11:04 am
Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Benjamin Harker, 26, of Pilling Crescent, Blackpool, admitted assault when he appeared before Blackpool Magistrates.

Taylor had a history of carrying out assaults some of a domestic nature prosecutor Pam Smith said.

She said that Harker wanted to be taken into Blackpool from Grange Park to get some money .

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His victim refused and after forcing his way into her car hit her across the face.

A van driver witness called police.

Robert Castle,defending, said: "This is a sad case and he knows there is no justification in doing what he did."

Harker was sentenced to a two year community order with 35 rehabilitation days .

He must do 150 hours unpaid work and pay his victim £125 compensation.