Row sparked man’s assault on women

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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Three women fought to keep a house door closed as a man tried to force his way in.

Ben Stott had already assaulted all three –one of them his girlfriend and the two others a mother and daughter.

Stott, 27, of Church View, Kirkham, admitted the assaults which took place at his former home in Wesham Hall Close, Wesham.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said all the people involved had been drinking that day.

An argument started between himself and the three women who wanted him to leave the premises.

He first pushed and punched the mother of their child. Then when the mother and her daughter intervened, he assaulted them.

“At one stage the melee ended up in the garden where the mother was pushed to the ground. The women managed to get back indoors . They could not find the key to lock the door and had to use their bodies to stop Stott getting inside.”

Stott was arrested and his lawyer Leisa Splaine said: “He was honest with police about what happened but denied punching the women. He’s a hardworking man and accepts the relationship (with one of the women) is now over.”

Blackpool magistrates adjourned sentence on Stott for probation reports to be prepared on him.